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Icaass - 6: Soshu Den Tanto By Sakai Ikkansai Shigemasa


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#1 SwordGuyJoe

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:28 PM

All,
This is the last blade that I will be listing in my ICAASS.  This is honestly, one of my absolute favorite blades and was the "One that got away", that found its way back to my collection.  WHen I think of the future Juyo that could be sitting in my collection, this one comes to mind quickly.  This jigane is brilliant, with profuse ji-nie, the hamon is active, but not too much so.  For lack of better terms, it is perfect!  The one and only reason that I will sell it is because I have a tanto now of equal quality, with phenomenal horimono.  I will not be altering the price on this at all.  If someone does buy it, I request that the buyer contact me before ever selling it, to see if - like the last time I sold it - I am kicking myself in the ass for doing so.
 
PRICE: $5,000
 
Sword Information:
Type: Tanto
Sugata: Hira-Zukuri
Mei: Sakai Shigemasa Kin Saku
Date/Era: A lucky day in April, 1970
School/Den: Kasama Ikkansai Shigetsugu Mon
Tradition: Soshu
Authentication/Papers: NTHK Kanteisho (Scored 78 points, for a shinsakuto, that is excellent!)
Sword Details:
Nagasa: 27 cm
Mihaba: 2.66 cm
Kasane: 0.6 cm
Nakago Jiri: Ubu, Kirijiri
Yasurime: Kiri
Mune: Iori
Jihada: Itame
Hamon: Gunome Midare
Boshi: Komaru, w/ Long 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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#2 SwordGuyJoe

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 01:27 PM

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:30 PM

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

Bump - $4,000 and I'll pay domestic US shipping.




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