Tanto in Shirasaya (Not guarantee) (Consignment sale)
Signature : Gassan Sadakazu Tsukuru
Meiji 3 Ushi nen Chuto (Winter1872)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku, Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Gassan Sadakazu belongs to jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Blade length : 29.8 cm or 11.73 inches.
Sori : 1 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.91 cm or 1.14 inches.
Kasane : 0.5 cm or 0.19 inches.
Era : Unknown.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick healthy blade.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful texture.
Hamon : Niedeki with thick nioikuchi suguha base and ashi work.
Boshi is round shape.
Special feature : Sadakazu the First who went by the name of Yagoro was born in 1836 at Hikone in Koshu province, present Shiga pref.
He became an adopted son of Gassan Sadakichi who lived at Osaka.
Sadakazu started to learn when he was eleven years old.
He was approved as a Teishitsu-gigeiin,
a Craftman to the Imperial Household in 1906 and received a command to make a gunto for the Emperor Meiji in the next year.
Sadakazu passed away in 1918, aged 73.
Sadakazu’s second son, Sadakatsu was also a famous swordsmith.
Sadakatsu’s third son succeeded the name Sadakazu as the Second was approved an important intangible cultural assets known as Ningen-kokuho in the postwar Japan.
This sword is healthy blade with thick nioikuchi nice sword but the signature is not reliable.
The blade itself is very high quality.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.