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#1 SwordGuyJoe

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

All,
Here is another fantastic blade by Sakai Ikkansai Shigemasa.  I don't have measurements on it just yet, but will get them tonight when I pack up the swords that have already been sold.  This is an excellent opportunity to own a very rare blade by Sakai Sensei.  I have never seen another Osoraku blade by Shigemasa before and frankly I feel a little dense listing this one, since it will likely be a long time until I see one again.  I am pricing this to move, since there is a ticking clock on the sword I am looking to buy.  
 
Price: $3,000!!
 
Please - I urge you to find another one, much less for sale, much less for $3K!
 
Sword Information:
Type: Tanto
Sugata: Osoraku
Mei: Ikkansai Shigemasa (Kao)
Date/Era: January 4th, 1967
School/Den: Kasama Ikkansai Shigetsugu Mon
Tradition: Soden-Bizen
Authentication/Papers: NTHK Kanteisho
Sword Details:
Nagasa: TBD
Mihaba: TBD
Kasane: TBD
Nakago Jiri: Ubu, Ha Agari
Yasurime: Kurijiri
Mune: Iori
Jihada: Itame
Hamon: Active Choji Midare, with Sunagashi and Kinsuji
Boshi: Komaru, w/ Short Turnback
Smith Information:
Rating:
- Toko-Taikan: 2 Million Yen
- Gendai Tosho Ninki Banzuke: East Block, Maegashira
Smith Details:
Shigemasa (繁政), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Tōkyō – „Shigemasa“ (繁正), „Sakai Ikkansai Shigemasa“ (酒井一貫斎繁正), „Tōtō Jōhoku
ni oite Sakai Ikkansai Shigemasa kinsaku“ (東都於城北酒井一貫斎繁正謹作), „Sakai Ikkansai Shigemasa“ (酒井一貫斎繁政), „Sakai
Shigemasa hori-dōsaku“ (酒井繁政彫同作), civilian name „Sakai Hiroshi“ (酒井寛), he was born on August 19th 1905 as third son of Sakai
Yasujirō (酒井安次郎), the younger brother of Miyaguchi Shigetoshi (宮口繁寿), in Shizuoka, in 1925 he started his apprenticeship as a
swordsmith under Kasama Shigetsugu (笠間繁継) and became independent in 1932, he signed his name first with the characters (繁正),
during World War II he worked for the forges „Nihontō-tanrenkai“ (日本刀鍛錬会) and „Ōkura-Nihontō-tanrenjo“ (大倉日本刀鍛錬所),
later he lived in Tōkyō´s Itabashi district (板橋), as his master Shigetsugu he too was an excellent horimono carver, he died 1995 at the age
of 91, during World War II he forged ten tantō for Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku (山本五十六, 1884-1943) who rewarded several persons
with them for their merits in assisting the attack on Pearl Harbor which was also co-planned by Yamamoto
 
From Markus Sesko's, "Index of Japanese Swordsmiths"
 
 
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:19 PM

Some close up pics to see the activity - which is excellent!

 

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 05:46 PM

Nagasa: 22.9 cm (9" on the dot)

Mihaba: 2.7 cm

 

Also, I will reduce the price on this to $2,750



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 01:27 PM

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:35 PM

Any takers?



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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:29 PM

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 04:44 PM

Bump - $2,500 and I'll pay domestic US shipping.




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