大小:江戶時代後期
刀:無銘月山貞吉
脇差:無銘
Late Edo Daisho with Gassan Sadayoshi Katana
SCHOOL Katana: Gassan
PERIOD Late Edo
PAPER/CLASSIFICATION Katana NTHK Kanteisho 1989
Daisho Tsuka NTHK Kanteisho 1989
Daisho Tsuba NTHK Kanteisho 1989
 
MEI Mumei  
TOKOTAIKAN RANKING Gassan Sadayoshi: 3.5 Million Yen
FUJISHIRO RANKING Gassan Sadayoshi = Jo Saku
FORM Daisho
NAGASA Katana 69.4 cm
Wakizashi 48.8 cm
SUGATA  Naginata Naoshi Zukuri (both blades)
SORI Torii-zori
SORI MEASUREMENT Katana 2 cm
Wakizashi 1.8 cm
KISSAKI O-kisskai (both blades)
KISSAKI MEASUREMENT Katana 13.4 cm
Wakizashi 4.2 cm
MUNE Iori mune
KASANE Katana8 mm
Wakizashi 7 mm
MOTOHABA Katana 3.4 cm
Wakizashi 3 cm
NAKAGO CONDITION Ubu
NAKAGO SHAPE Standard with ha agari kuri jiri 
MEKUGIANA Katana 1 Wakizashi 2
YASURIME  Katana Kiri Wakizashi Sujikai



Hamon :   Katana: Ko-nie deki gunome midare. There are sunagashi, kinsuji and ashi. Togari is present.

Wakizashi: Ko-Nie deki ko-gunome. There are many ko-ashi and yo. Kinsuji is present

Boshi :  Katana: Midare-komi with a long kaeri. Hakikake on the tip of the ura. Kinsuji han be seen.

Wakizashi:Midare-komi with hakikake and a medium kaeri.

Kitae :   Katana: Itame with ji-nie and chikei.

Wakizashi: Itame with ji-nie.


About this Daisho :   This is a late Edo period daisho. The katana is mumei and has been attributed to Gassan Sadayoshi. The wakizashi is mumei has not been submitted for papers. Both blades are nagamaki-naoshi zukuri with o-kissaki. They are both ubu and made in this old style, which was very popular in late Edo times. Gassan Sadayoshi is a famous smith. He revived the Gassan tradition which has became so popular today. He is ranked as Jo Saku by Fujishiro and valued at 3.5 million yen in the Toko Taikan. Many famous smiths come from this line such as Gassan Sadakazu, Gassan Sadakatsu and Morioka Masayoshi to name a few. He passed away in 1870 at the age of seventy-one years old. Yoshikawa Kentaro states on the paper that this blade was made in the Ansei era (1854-1860). Both blades are in old polish with some light scratches and rubs. The katana has no kizu. The wakizashi has some kitae ware in the shinogi-ji as shown in the photos.

The daisho koshirae was submitted for NTHK papers under Yoshikawa Kentaro in 1989 at the same time as the katana. The tsuka and tsuba were submitted separately. The tsuba are iron and attributed to the Owari Kinko school circa 1800s. The design features waves and chrysanthemums in takabori. The tsuka consists of yamagane fuchi kashira with takabori and gold inlay work. The menuki are shakudo shi shi with gold iroe kinko fittings and the paper dates them to the 1800s. The sayas are done in a mokume pattern urushi with horn fittings. The current owner acquired this daisho in the early 1990s. At that time the tuska ito on the wakizashi was in very bad condition. So he had them both re-wrapped and the sageo made for each. Deluxe sword bags were also made for the set at that time.

This daisho comes with 3 sets of NTHK papers from 1989 and custom made sword bags. Daisho koshirae are quite rare and blades of this sugata with o-kisskai are what so many collectors enjoy highly. An exciting opportunity to acquire a Gassan Sadayoshi as part of a papered daisho koshirae.


$13,500

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$11,500




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