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Master of the swords

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July 2019


Master of the swords

Swordsmith Sadanobu Gassan works with Casio to craft watches for a dedicated MR-G line. The heir to six generations of artisans, he explains how he works today.

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orn in 1979, Sadanobu Gassan grew up watching his grandfather Sadakazu and his father Sadatoshi making swords. “Before I knew it, it was my dream to become a swordsmith like them,” he says. “Around the time that my friends were going on to university or getting jobs, I decided to begin training under my father.”


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