POA Enquire Consigned
Rare Important Daimyo family Katana remounted for Naval Military use, mounted in excellent Naval Kyu Gunto Rear Admiral Koshirae with Sakai family Mon, Owned by Navy Rear–Admiral Sakai Tadatoshi
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate
Nagasa ni–shaku ni–sun shichi–bu
Kaigun chokuninkan taireifuku chakuyō no ken
Blade length ~ 68.8 cm
Sword worn with court dress of Imperial Navy appointee.
Dewa Shōnai–han Sakai Saemon no Jō–ke denrai Kaigun Shōshō Ju–Shi’i Kun–Santō Kō–Shikyū Sakai
Tadatoshi haitō. Meiji sanjūyonen chū Roshia kōshikan chūzai–bukan ni hosaru Meiji Taitei hai’etsu no sai
kaden no Ichimonji o suriagaru Taireifuku chakuyō ken ni aratameru mono nari
Ishiyama shirusu + kaō
This blade was a heirloom of the Sakai Saemon no Jō family, which ruled the Shōnai fief in Dewa
province. It was then worn by its descendant, Navy Rear–Admiral Sakai Tadatoshi (1857–1943),
holder of the Fourth Court Rank Second Grade, the Order for Distinguished Service Third Grade,
and the Order of Merit Fourth Rank. Tadayoshi had this heirloom Ichimonji sword shortened
when he had a meeting with Emperor Meiji on the occasion of being appointed Residential
Naval Officer of the Japanese legation to Russia in 1901 in order to wear it with a court dress.
Written by Ishiyama monogram.