A Gassan tanto in mounts
By the Gassan school, Edo period (17th century)
Hira-zukuri, iori-mune and forged in running itame mixed with masame, the tempered edge gunome-choji-midare, hako-midare with nie and a ko-maru boshi with a long return, ubu tang with one hole and kiri file marks, signed Gassan; one-piece silver habaki; 9 1/8in (23.2cm) long
Aikuch-goshirae in nashiji and black lacquer in a kata-mawari design decorated with butterflies and swallows in black and gold hira-makie
- Please note this sword is inscribed Gassan.