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GENDAITO

SADASHIGE

PUBLISHED

 

SUGATA: SHINOGI ZUKURI

MEI: OSAKA GUN ZOHEI SHO MINAMOTO SADA SHIGE SAKU KORE

DATE:  SHOWA JUKU NEN KU GATSU KICHI JITSU

NAGASA: 67.945cm (26.75")

OVERALL: 88.9cm (35")

MIHABA: 3.33cm (1.3125")

KASANE: 0.63cm (0.3125")

SORI: 1.905cm (0.75")

NAKAGO: SURIAGE

MEKUGI ANA: TWO

YASURIME: KEISHO

MUNE: IORI

HADA: KO-ITAME

HAMON: SAKA CHOJI

BOSHI: KOMARU

HORIMONO OMOTE: NONE

HORIMONO URA: NONE

HABAKI: ONE PIECE SOLID SILVER

SHIRASAYA

 

GENDAITO

SADASHIGE

Sadashige real name was Kawano Jutero, born 1912. 

He was a student Gassan Sadakatsu and became a Jumei Tosho for the Osaka Rikugun Zohei or Osaka Army Arsenal in 1942.

He is listed in the Gendai Toko Taikan  pg. 49(see photo above) as well as Hawley's, Nihonto Meikan, and Gendai Toko Meikan.

This particular sword is also published in John Slough's, "Modern Japanese Swordsmiths", pg. 153.

 

This is an incredibly well forged Gendaito.  While it is not exceptionally long at 26.75", when combined with the mass of the mihaba and the kasane, it is huge in your hand.  When I first measured it, I re-checked it three times as it just felt bigger.  The hada is a very tight ko-itame almost muji.  In the hada there are profuse ji-nie / ara nie.  Hakikake in the kissaki extends into the ji beyond the yokote.  The hamon is choji/saka choji with profuse ashi, clouds of nie or nie hotsure and inazuma.

It is in great polish, comes in shirasaya.  Shirasaya has Buffalo horn hatome.

A spectacular published Gendaito

 

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