Gassan SadaKatsu Gendaito NBTHK Hozon Papers with NBTHK Hozon Papers

Signature: Osaka Ju Gassan SadaKatsu Saku (Kao), Dated Kooki 2601, March.  (2601st year of the founding of the Japanese Empire, 1941)
Year Made: 1941
Forging Pattern: Mokume
Tempering Pattern: Midare in Nie with sunagashi and nijuba in areas
Dimensions:  Blade Length:   inchesNakago: 7.25 inches 6 mm thick and 26 mm wide at Hamachi
Mountings:  Shirasaya, solid silver habaki.
Overall Condition: Excellent.  Another stunning Sadakatsu, this is a more typical piece from this smith, graceful tachi shape and done in the Bizen style.  A sword that will surely increased in value over time.

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