Ordering number : 10260
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Koshi denka otanjo kinen tame Haruta Harujiro shi
Showa 6 nen 5 gatsu kichijitsu Gassan Sadakatsu kinsaku(kao)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 26.0 cm or 10.23 inches.
Sori : 0.1 cm or 0.03 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.52 cm or 0.99 inches.
Kasane : 0.51 cm or 0.20 inches.
Era : Showa period.
Shape : This blade is regular sized.
Jitetsu : Koitamehada well grained with Jinie attach and Chikei work.
Hamon : Koniedeki suguha hamon
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.
Saya : Kawarinuri saya
Menuki : On the Shakudo plate, a pigeon is engraved.
Kozuka : On the silver plate, a Japanese bush warbler is engraved.
Kogatana : wood
Kogai: On the silver plate, a Japanese bush warbler is engraved.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.