Japanese Masterswordsmiths / The Gassan Tradition

The Gassan school, believed active since the Kamakura period (1185-1333), continues to produce blades to this day. This important English-language text presents a detailed account of Gassan Sadaichi's 1988 Boston blade along with a thorough history of the Gassan-kaji - known for it's ayasugi hada. Includes many photos and top-quality oshigata of both the Ningen Kokuho (living national treasure['s]) masterworks and earlier blades by this influential school.