Tanto : Gassan Minamoto Sadakazu Zo Kore

Ordering number : AS20472

Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae and box(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)

Signature : Gassan Minamoto Sadakazu Zo Kore(kokuin)

Sayagaki: Gassan Sadakazu Zo Kore
Meiji 5 Nen koro

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : copper single hanaki.
Blade length : 21.8 cm or 8.58 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0.0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.13 cm or 0.83 inches.
Kasane : 0.61cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword 135 grams.
Era : Late Edo period to Meiji.
Shape : The blade is rather short size with thick nice looking shape.
On the front, Rendai and so-Kurikara engraving and on the back side, Gomabashi
and Tsune are engraved.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful nice texture.
Hamon :niye deki Nunome midare with many sunagashi, kinsuji work
Bo-shi is round and togari and turns back with hakikake style.

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.

Koshirae : Aikichi Koshirae.
Saya :black color saya.
Menuki : Ocon the Shakudo plate, Kiku flower family crest is engraved with
gold color.
kozuka:syakudo plate.
Ko-gai:aykudo ware ko-gai.

From Aoi Art : 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 Tanto is quite well engraving , Hamon and Jigane are very
attractive.
This Tanto must be good investment I think.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price : 1,250,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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