A fine hira-zukiri sword in the Gasson tradition this sword has a vibrant hamon in exquisite mountings. The hamon is an active ko- sugu-ha midare with abundant activity. Sunagashi, kinsuji and much nie can be found throughout the blade The hada is a mixture of Ayasugi and Mokume with some ko-Itame and ji-nie.
A beautiful koshirae with lacquered saya that is finished in red. The tsuba is an interesting sukashi style and the balance of the furniture appears to be of a bird in a stream in theme finished in black ito and black sageo. All in all a very attractive set of mounts for a beautiful sword in the Gassan tradition.
The Ayasugi hade is very wide and active. A very pleasant blade to study and enjoy. A signed Katana length sword in the Gassan tradition. This is an Extremely rare length for a hira-zukiri blade endowed completely in Ayasaugi. A piece for the collector who especially wants a Gassan blade forged in their family tradition of Ayasugi.
- Mei: Gassan
- Date: Shinto
- Nagasa: 25 1/4 “
- Sori: 9.0mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 30.4mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 5.4mm
- Construction: hira zukuri
- Nakago: ubu
- Hamon: suguba
- Condition: good older polish