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Tanto : Gassan Sadakazu (kokuin, engraved mark)


Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper) (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper) (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho kodougu for the koshirae)

Signature:Gassan Sadakazu (kokuin, engraved mark)

Shinshinto : Jyo-jyo saku ranking : Settsu province.

The blade was polished by good polisher.
Habaki : Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length : 15.8 cm or 6.22 inches.
Sori : Uchizori.
Width at the hamachi : 1.79 cm or 0.7 inches.
Kasane : 0.50 cm or 0.19 inches.
Era : About early Meiji period.
Shape :Tha blade is rather small sized healthy blade.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare with sunagashi and kinsuji work.

Special feature : Gassan Sadakazu was born at Oumi province Tenpo 2nd November.
He was a adopted son of Gassan Sadayoshi.
He was very skillful sword maker and also well known as sword engraving.
He spent some years of the bitter experience of the Haitorei . After the decree banning the wearing of swords is repealed,he started to make swords. he could make Soshu den, Bizen den, Yamato Den, Yamashiro, etc every kind of school.
Also Ayasugi jigane which is Gassan’s traditional school.
Unfortunately he passed away Taisho 7th November 83 years of age and succeeded this school to his son Gassan Sadakatsu. The 2nd generation Gassan Sadakazu became Ningen Kokuho (human national treasure).
This blade’s Jigane is really healthy and also In Ha there are sunagashi and good kinsuji work, its really great!
Condition is healthy without kizu and flaw and also suitable for Yomeiri Tanto.

Yomeiri Tanto (The parents had a custom to hand over a small sized Tanto to a bride for self-protection in case when a daughter married. It is sake of readiness to marry into an another family and also protect own body.Such a traditional custom continues in a good family even in modern times.)

Koshirae : Aikuchi Tanto koshirae.
Koikuchi : On the shibuichi plate, flowers are engraved.
Saya : Kizami black color saya.
Kozuka : On the shibuichi plate, ume trees (Japanese apricot) are engraved. Mei (signature) : Toshimitsu.
Kogatana : Wooden kogatana.
Bashin : Muji shibuichi plate.
NBTHK Hozon Paper.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Paper.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho kodougu for the koshirae.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 600,000-.