KATANA

SADATSUGU c. 1688

OWARI

CHUSAKU

 

SUGATA: SHINOGI ZUKURI

MEI: BISHU JU SADATSUGU

DATE: NONE

NAGASA: 69.21cm (27.25")

OVERALL: 88.9cm (35")

MIHABA: 3.01cm (1.575")

KASANE: 0.635cm (0.25")

SORI: 1.59cm (0.625")

NAKAGO: UBU

MEKUGI ANA: ONE

YASURIME: KATTE SAGARI

MUNE: IORI

HADA: TIGHT KO-ITAME

HAMON: SUGUHA

BOSHI: KO-MARU

HABAKI: ONE PIECE GOLD FOIL

SHIRASAYA

KATANA

SADATSUGU c. 1688

OWARI

CHUSAKU

Very nice early Shinto period katana by  Bishu Sadatsugu.  While not a lot of information available, this Sadatsugu is listed in Hawleys pg. 668, the Toko Taikan pg. 250 and the Nihonto Meikan pg. 356.  He is said to be the same smith as Kawachi no Kami Sadatsugu.  The NIhonto Meikan states that he was a student of Owari Sadayuki. Fujishiro's ranks his ability at Chusaku and while not Fujishiro's highest rank, just to be in Fujishiro's is a testament to the quality of a smith's work.

The sword itself is flawless. There are a few very light scuffs, surface scratches or hike kizu but again nothing detrimental at all. Nice tight ko-itame hada with ji-nie. Hamon is suguha in nioi with scattered nie. Boshi is ko-maru with a very short turnback. Nakago is ubu with one mekugi ana. The habaki is a one piece gold foil.  Nice custom shirasaya.

 

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