Watchmaking in Japan

Master of the swords


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.


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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