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.
Special Sale Price
Sold
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Asking price: $8,400.00

Sale price: $7,200.00

(This price will be honored till April 10th, 2020)

(shipping and insurance included)

Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-838.

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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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