Enomoto Sadayoshi (fss-838)

This is an exquisite example of a sword made by Enamoto Sadayoshi in the style of Fukuoka Ichimonji. This beautiful sword shows an abundance of activity. This sword is in a very good state of polish, in a beautiful Horn inlaid Shirasaya and has papers authenticating the sword. The habaki is a foiled piece..

Biography and Lineage;
1908–2000. Born 榎本吉市 Enomoto Yoshiichi in Tokushima prefecture. Moved to Mishima city in 1943. Licensed in 1966, “mukansa-taigu” in 1981 and NBTHK designated mukansa in 9/1996. Studied under Gassan Sadakatsu for ten years starting in 1928. Skilled in ayasugi-hada. Trained his two sons Enomoto Tatsuyoshi & Sadahito from a young age.
May have used the name Yorikichi while working for the Rikugun Jumei Tosho.
Workmanship
Skilled in classic Gassan style (e.g. Ayasugi-hada) and Sōshu-den. Occasionally used a strongly contrasting hada.

  • Mei: Saku’i Fukuoka-Ichimonji Mishima ni oite Yūsuishi Sadayoshi kinsaku – Kanoe-inu gogatsu kichijitsu Shōwa yonjūgonen Yamaguchi Gō no motome ni ōjite (作意福岡一文字於三島湧水子貞吉謹作・庚戌五月吉日 昭和二二十五年応山口豪需) –
    “Respectfully made by Yūsuishi Sadayoshi on a lucky day in May of 1970, year of the dog, in the Fukuoka-Ichimonji style in Mishima and on request of Yamaguchi Gō”
  • Nagasa: 28-1/8 inches
  • Sori: 18.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 32.0 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 23.5 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.3 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: ko-Itame
  • Hamon: Notare based with chōji-ashi
  • Boshi: Maru
  • Condition: Good polish

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This sword is on consignment.
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Asking price: $8,400.00

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Kantei-sho (鑑定書) – Appraisal

katana (刀)

Kanagawa Enomoto Yūsuishi Sadayoshi (神奈川 榎本湧水子貞吉)

shōshin (正真) – Authentic

nagasa 2 shaku 3 sun 5 bu yo kore ari (長さ二尺三寸五分余有之) – Blade length ~ 71.2 cm

Heisei 30 nen 4 gatsu 26 nichi (平成三十年四月二十六日) – April 26, 2018

Non-Profit Organization (特定非営利活動法人)

Nihon Tōken Hozon Kai (日本刀剣保存会) – NTHK

Board Chairman (理事長): Miyano Teiji (宮野貞司)

No 01800056

 meibun (銘文) – Signature:                Saku’i Fukuoka-Ichimonji Mishima ni oite Yūsuishi

Sadayoshi kinsaku – Kanoe-inu gogatsu kichijitsu Shōwa yonjūgonen Yamaguchi Gō no motome ni ōjite

(作意福岡一文字於三島湧水子貞吉謹作・庚戌五月吉日

昭和二二十五年応山口豪需) – “Respectfully made by Yūsuishi Sadayoshi on a lucky day in May of 1970, year of the dog, in the Fukuoka-Ichimonji style in Mishima and on request of Yamaguchi Gō”

 tsukurikomi (造り込み) – Shape:        shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune

 kitae (鍛) – Forging:                           ko-itame

 hamon (刃紋) – Hardening:               notare based with chōji-ashi and plenty of hataraki

bōshi (鋩子) – Hardening in tip:        sugu-chō with a ko-maru-kaeri

 chōkoku (彫刻) – Engravings:

nakago (中心) – Tang: mekugi-ana (目釘穴) 1, yasurime (鑢): sujikai with keshō

bikō (備考) – Remarks:                       Enomoto Sadayoshi, resident of Mishima

shinsa’in natsu’in (審査員捺印) – Seals of Judges: 5 seals

john white wants 7.5k-8k

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