A Masterpiece of Japanese Swordcraft made by Master swordsmith Gassan Sadatoshi 1971 ( Coming Soon )


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                                                                                                                                  Goming Soon to Kyodai Originals… Sadamune Kore wo Utsusu Gassan Sadatoshi 1971: A Masterpiece of Japanese Swordcraft The Sadamune Kore wo Utsusu Gassan Sadatoshi sword, crafted in 1971, is a testament to the exceptional skill and artistry of its creator. Certified by the Japan Sword Culture Promotion Association and accompanied by a New Japan Sword Certificate, this katana and shirasaya set embodies the epitome of Japanese sword craftsmanship. Featuring dimensions of 2 shaku 4 inches 8 minutes (75.2 cm) in length, with a chain width of 2.4 cm, original width of 3.4 cm, and point width of 2.4 cm, this sword exhibits the hallmark characteristics of a traditional Japanese katana. With a weight of 0.7 cm, it strikes the perfect balance between form and function. Crafted during the Showa-Nara era, Sadatoshi Tsukiyama, born in Showa 21, hailed from a lineage of esteemed swordsmiths. He received numerous accolades throughout his career, including the prestigious Takamatsunomiya Prize and the Agency for Cultural Affairs Commissioner’s Award. His mastery of Ayasugi forging and Tsukiyama carving techniques is evident in this exquisite work. The sword bears the inscription “Sadamune” in golden inlay, reflecting Sadatoshi’s homage to the renowned swordsmith Sadamune. The blade is characterized by its wide, layered, and warped design, with meticulously crafted ground iron and small plate grain. The blade text and rough boil add to its allure, creating a visually stunning piece. The carving placed in the hoe is sharp and intricately detailed, showcasing Sadatoshi’s exceptional skill and attention to detail. From sacred swords for temples and shrines to collections for prestigious museums like the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Sadatoshi’s legacy extends far beyond Japan’s shores. This masterpiece by Sadatoshi Tsukiyama is a testament to his dedication to the craft and his unwavering pursuit of excellence. As a work of art and a symbol of Japan’s rich cultural heritage, it continues to captivate and inspire enthusiasts around the world.

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