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Sadashige Kodachi

Kodachi by Sadashige
Sadashige is the smith by the of name of Adachi Shigefumi, the first part of his mei hints at his forge which is located in the village of the Wakayama Prefecture. He started to learning  sword forging from his late father Adachi Sadagusu. Sadatsugu was a wartime swordsmith who had studied with master Gassan i Sadakazu, Gassan  Sadakatsu (1869-1943), and Kawano Sadashige (1912-?). After World War II, he worked under the smith name Sadayuki. Shigefumi was born in 1958 and became his fathers student when he was 15 years old. At the age of 22, he studied with ningen-kokuhô Gassan Sadaichi (月山貞一, 1907-1995) where he spent three years living with his fellow students at the Gassan forge in Nara Prefecture. Also there at that time was his cousin Adachi Kazuyoshi who signs with the name Minamoto Sadakazu. Sadashige won the first price at the fifth o-mamori-gatana exhibition held by the Zen Nihon Kai. He is regarded as one of the best horimono carvers of the Gassan School.

nagasa 385mm
width at hamachi 24mm
thickness at mune 24mm
width at yokote 15mm
thicness above yokote 3.8mm



 

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