Tanto : Gassan Sadakatsu
Tanto in Shirasaya (Guarantee NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Koutaishi Denka Otanjo Kinen
Shyowa 8 Nen 12 Gatsu Kichijitsu Gassan Sadakatsu Kinsaku kaou
Explanation: This Tanto was made as memory of the birthday of the crown prince(He is now His Majesty the Emperor）
The Tanto was made at 1933 December lucky day by Gassan Sadakatsu Strenuously.
Sayasyo:his Tanto was made as memory of the birthday of the crown prince(He is now His Majesty the Emperor）
I remind early Gassan's work so many years ago and good work Minamoto Sadakazu engraved Horimono.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki:Gassan Habaki.(generally Gassan school sword
use Gassan Habaki not regular habaki)
Blade length : 25.75cm or 10.13 inches.
Sori : 0.0cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.58cm or 1.01 inches.
Kasane : 0.59cm or 0.23 inches.
Era : Showa period.
Shape : The blade is regular size Mitumune style elegant nice shape.
Jitetsu :Ayasugi style with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki suguha hamon.
Special feature : This Tanto was made at before the war for birthday's of the commemoration of crown prince(He is now His Majesty the Emperor）
The Tanto was made by Gassan Sadakatsu and made Horiomono(engrave) was done by Legitimate child gassan Sadakazu and made signature on the upper part of the Nakago mune which is very unusual.
This Tanto is very healthy and nice Tanto.
Hakogaki was done by Gassan Sadakazu as sama as Sayagaki.
We guarantee NBTHK Hozon Paper (The paper is NOT issued yet).
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.