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Tanto : Koki 2600 nen Gassan Sadakatsu kinsaku (Kao)

Ordering number : 15065

Tanto in Shirasaya with box (NBTHK Hozon paper)

Signature : Koki 2600 nen Gassan Sadakatsu kinsaku (Kao)

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to JyoJyo saku ranking.

The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver Gassan habaki.
Blade length : 15.1 cm or 5.94 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0.0 inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi : 1.79cm or 0.70 inches.
Kasane : 0.49 cm or 0.19 inches.
Era : Showa 15 nen(1940)
Shape : Mitsumume, small Tanto.
Jigane: Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attached. The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon: Nie Deki, deep Nioikuchi Notare and Gunome Midare mixed.
Boshi is Togari gokoro with deep round shape. In Ha, there are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji.

Special feature : Gassan Sadakatsu was born as the second son of the First Gassan Sadakazu in 1869.
Sadakatsu was a representative swordsmith of Taisho to early Showa period.
He was an amazing swordsmith to make all of Soshu-den, Bizen-den and Yamato-den.
Especially his distinctive Ayasugi-hada inherits the tradition that has been continued
from the Kamakura period still lives on in gendai swordsmiths. Under his famous father Sadakazu the First,
Sadakatsu forged only a few swords inscribed his swordsmith name until the death of Sadakazu
in the late Taisho era. Gadakatsu put all his energies into making his own sword
after 1920’s as a purveyor to the Imperial Household, special swords to dedicate the Ise-Jingu shrine,
accepting orders by high dignitaries. He tempered sword with sincere
and faithful attitude in conformity with  Shintoism. Under that he trained many excellent swordsmiths.
His two most excellent pupils, one was his real son the Second Gassan Sadakazu
and the other was Takahashi Sadatsugu, were designated as preservers
of Important Intangible Cultural Assets, popularly known as Living National Treasures.
Sadakatsu passed away in 1943, aged 74.
This blade is very nice and healthy.
The blade is also suitable for a marital package for your daughter.
(In Japan high ranking family give a Tanto for married daughter
to have made extremely determined her decision.)

NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 550,000 JPY (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)