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Tanto: Gassan Sadakazu (May 1874) (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Ordering Number: 24114

Tanto in Shirasaya, with Box (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)

Signature: Tame Kobayashi Tomoyuki Kun
Minamoto Sadakazu Kitae Kore
Toki Meiji 7 Nen 5 Ggatsu Hi (May 1874)
Gassan (Kao)
為小林知之君源貞一鍛之(刻印)
時明治七年五月日
月山(花押)

We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku.
This work ranks as Jyo Saku among Gassan Sadakazu works.

Habaki: Single Gold Foil
Blade Length: 23.0cm (9.06 in)
Curvature: 0.0 cm
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 2.6cm (1.0in)
Thickness: 0.7cm (0.3in)
Sword Weight: 190 g

Era: May 1874
Shape: wide and thick Tanto with carving of a dragon and Buddhist carving.
Jigane: Well-forged koitame hada with visible grain.
Hamon: Niedeki Gunome-midare with deep Nioikuchi. Boshi is small and rounded.

Features:
Gassan Sadakazu was one of the best swordsmiths of the Meiji era and was selected as an Imperial Artist and made swords for the Emperor and the Imperial family. He is also known for his mastery of carving.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata

Price: 1,300,000 JPY-.
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