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Gendaito by Gassan Unshu Sadayoshi (貞善) in shin-gunto koshirae

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This is a gendaito by the smith Unshu Sadayoshi (貞善) using his first mei of Yoshitsugu (善次). He was a student of Gassan Sadakazu and later continued studying under the another famous smith of the time period Kawashima Tadayoshi. Like many of the better Gassan works of the time period, this sword shows very high class work in terms of both hamon and jitetsu. The hamon is a choji-midare full of activity and naturalistic variation. There is kinsuji everywhere throughout the hamon. The hamon has strands of bright nie running down, which I have tried to photograph here. Jihada is a really well done itame, thickly covered with jiinie and showing fine chikei. The blade has a strong and powerful sugata with a wide mihaba: nagasa 64.5cm, moto-haba 33mm and kasane 7mm. The blade is in an excellent shirasaya with koppa-maki and had a gold foil habaki. It also comes with a shin-gunto koshirae with leather saya cover. 

 

Mei: Unshu ju Yoshitsugu saku - 雲州住善次作
Nengo: Koki ni sen roppyaku nen - 1940
Nagasa: 64.5
Moto-haba: 33m
Kasane: 7mm
 
$3,950 (plus shipping and PayPal)
 
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Gorgeous offering Ray, great package and price!

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Very nice Ray and always good when a blade has both ww2 mounts and shirasaya, and a good one it is too.

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That is beautiful, Ray! Buyer will be happy! :Drool:

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Offering a reduction to $3,850 (plus shipping and PayPal). I don't like to overtalk swords but whoever buys this sword is going to be over-the-moon ecstatic. It is simply a fantastic piece. Any questions, reach me here or by email.

 

Best regards,

Ray

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Final reduction to $3,600 (plus shipping and PayPal). This is a substantial loss, and a major opportunity if someone was wanting to buy a top-quality gendaito from the Gassan group. You will not find another with this workmanship, and at this price, any time soon.

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Awesome deal!

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Thanks everyone. The Gassan is still available. Any questions, please just let me know...

 

Best regards,

Ray

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If Ray is saying a blade will make you happy, and the pictures are good, believe him. The Masakatsu I bought last week was 10X times better than the great pics Ray posted, in hand. Excellent sword and listing.

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