SWORD #245-56 - Sekishu Sadatsuna
Sekishu Sadatsuna is the youngest son of the first generation Naotsuna who is reported to be one of the famous ten students of Masmune.
The time period for Sadatsuna is 1355-1390. This sword is rated Jo-Jo Saku. It is O-Suriage and maintains much of its' original grandure displaying fine Itame with attached Ji-Nie forming abundant Chikei and Utsuri.
The blade also is Nie Deki with beautifully formed Choji Midare and Gunome Midare. There is Sunagashi and fine Kinsuji in the Ha. The workmanship is of a very high standard and a possible Juyo candidate. The Hadaraki is exceptional. The Boshi is Midarekomi and Yakizume in style all together, a remarkable work of art.
The Koshirae is in remarkable fine shape and is also a Juyo candidate in my opinion, a very fine work of art, the Kodzuka is outstanding cloisonne´ workmanship and very rare. All told, a rare combination. The blade has a fine old polish. A fresh polish would be money well spent to highlight the Hadaraki. I highly recommend this fine sword.
Rating: Jo-Jo Saku NBTHK Hozon
Weight: 835 grams