Tanto : Osaka Ju Gassan Sadakatsu Kinsaku (Kao)
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NTHK estimation paper)
Signature : Osaka Ju Gassan Sadakatsu Kinsaku (Kao)
Kotaishi Denka Omamori Katana Yokotetsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single Gassan habaki.
Blade length : 15.4 cm or 6.06 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 1.99 cm or 0.78 inches.
Kasane : 0.48 cm or 0.18 inches.
Era : Showa period.
Shape: Shobu Tsukuri small Tanto.
Jitetsu: Ayasugi Hada well graind with Jinie attach. It is clear jigane.
Hamon: Suguha Deki with Ko-Midare.
Special feature : Gassan Sadakatsu was born as the second son of the First Gassan Sadakazu in 1869.
Sadakatsu was a representative swordsmith of Taisho to early Showa period.
He was an amazing swordsmith to make all of Soshu-den, Bizen-den and Yamato-den.
Especially his distinctive Ayasugi-hada inherits the tradition that has been continued
from the Kamakura period still lives on in gendai swordsmiths. Under his famous father Sadakazu
the First, Sadakatsu forged only a few swords inscribed his swordsmith name until the death of Sadakazu
in the late Taisho era. Gadakatsu put all his energies into making his own sword after 1920’s
as a purveyor to the Imperial Household, special swords to dedicate the Ise-Jingu shrine,
accepting orders by high dignitaries. He tempered sword with sincere and faithful attitude
in conformity with Shintoism. Under that he trained many excellent swordsmiths.
His two most excellent pupils, one was his real son the Second Gassan Sadakazu
and the other was Takahashi Sadatsugu, were designated as preservers of Important Intangible
Cultural Assets, popularly known as Living National Treasures. Sadakatsu passed away in 1943, aged 74.
This blade was made for birth anniversary of Akihito who is the reigning Emperor of Japan in 1933.
This is nice small Tanto with Ayasugi Hamon. The blade is also suitable for a marital package for your daughter.
(In Japan high ranking family give a Tanto for married daughter
to have made extremely determined her decision.)
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
Kozuka: Wari-Kogai: Silver,
NTHK estimation paper
(We guarantee this Tanto will pass NBTHK Hozon Shinsa.
We will submit to NBTHK Shinsa if requested.)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.