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Tanto : Shichisyo Houkoku Chudokon

Ordering number : 13180

Tanto in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper)

Signature:Shichisyo Houkoku Chudokon
Showa 10 Kigensetsu Gassan Sadakatsu Kinsaku

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 24.2 cm or 9.52 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.46 cm or 0.96 inches.
Kasane : 0.61 cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Modern times, Showa era
Shape : This blade is regular sized Hirazukuri , Iorimune style Tanto.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained.
Hamon : Koniedeki suguha hamon with a lot of nezumi ashi scatter.

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 era.
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.
Sadakatsu 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.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 650,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 637,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)