Killer Gassan Sadakatsu #1
26 3/4 inch katana, perfect ayasugi hada, fresh polish by master polisher Takeo Seki
We are thrilled to present 2 Sadakatsu blades. Sadakatsu was the sword maker to the Imperial house hold and made many masterpiece blades for the Emperor. You have to check it out!!!
Killer Gassan Sadakatsu #2
6 7/10 inches long, rare kiriha style, carved dragon, dated May 1943
I have not seen a piece of his dated later than this. It may in fact be his last.
If anybody has knowledge of a Sadakatsu dated later than this please let me know.
Way cool Diato!
27 1/4 inches, full polish, choji midare temper
Recently a friend of mine acquired a very interesting sword that I want to share with you. Great work by Kajiyama Yasunori one of the founding smiths of the Nihonto Tanren Kai or Yasukuni Shrine Sword Works.
A very unusual Ken
NTHK papers attribute it to Echizen Shimosaka
The handle is actually an extension of the blade. Blade length is 21 inches. A Shinto period piece.
Exquisite little Tanto
Tanto is in perfect polish. Blade length is 7 1/8 inches. A Shin-shinto period piece.