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Tanto:Gassan Sadakazu (Kokuin "Sada")(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)

Ordering number:AS24235

Tanto: In Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token) (Consignment Sale)

Signature: Gassan Sadakazu (Kokuin "Sada")
月山貞一(刻印 貞)

Shinshinto: Jyojyo Saku: Settsu
We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku and Regular Saku.
This work is ranked as Jyo Saku for Gassan Sadakazu (刻印 貞).
Habaki: Silver single-layer
Blade Length: 19.4 cm (7.64 in)
Curvature: 0.0 cm (0.0 in)
Mekugi Hole: 1
Width at Base: 1.96 cm (0.77 in)
Width at Tip: 0 cm (0.0 in)
Thickness: 0.53 cm (0.21 in)
Sword Weight: 90 g (0.20 lbs)
Era: Meiji period
Shape: A slightly small tanto with the signature of Gassan Sadakazu. The blade also features the engraving of "Shinkichi Daijingu" and two grooves on the reverse side.
Jigane: Itame hada with the unique Ayasugi hada typical of Gassan Sadakazu.
Hamon: The Ayasugi hada is a pattern that Gassan Sadakazu and his ancestors worked hard to recreate and successfully achieved.

Features: Gassan Sadakazu had to stop working due to the Haitorei Edict of 1876 but was later permitted to resume, becoming an Imperial Household Artist. He created Ayasugi works and became renowned and successful.

Koshirae: Aikuchi Koshirae
Fuchikashira: Horn
Saya: Vermilion lacquered saya
Menuki: Circular shibuichi ground with high-relief figures, partially gilded.

Aoi Art’s Comment: Although this piece is slightly small, it showcases the Ayasugi hada and has engravings of "Shinkichi Daijingu" on the front and the shrine's name on the back. Sadakazu, adopted by Sadayoshi, was named an Imperial Household Artist on April 4, 1906, and passed away at the age of 84 on July 7, 1918. He continued to create works even in his later years. Despite the many swordsmiths who had to stop working due to the Haitorei Edict, Sadakazu persevered. During that time, he had to produce some imitations, but this allowed him to hone his skills, resulting in many masterful works in later years.

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
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Whole Oshigata

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