Tanto : Gassan Sadakatsu

Ordering number : 19476

Tanto in Shirasaya with a box.(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature : Kotaishi Denka Otanjokinen
Showa 4 Nen 10 Gatsu Kichijitsu
Gassan Sadakatsu Kinsaku

Explanetion: The Tanto was made by Gassan Sadakatsu
to
commenmorate the birth of His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince in October 1929.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to yo Jyo saku Jyo Saku Regular saku J ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Gassan habaki.
Blade length : 22.7 cm or 8.93 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi : 2.23cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.53 cm or 0.20 inches.
The weight of the sword: 120 grams.
Era : Showa 4 (1929)
Shape : Regular width and thickness Mitsumune Tanto.
Jigane : O-Itame Hada grained with Uzumaki Hada and Jinie attach.
It reminds of Norishige.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Notare Ha and Gunome Midare.
In the Ha, there are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Boshi is small round shape and Hakikake.

Special featureGassan 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.

Hakogaki: One Tanto
1. Kotaishi Otanjo Kinen
Sohu Kamakura Masamune Den Motte Hijustu
7Sun 5Bu Kinsaku
Showa 4 Nen 10 Gatsu Kichijitsu Ontosho Gassan Sadakatsu

From Aoi Art: Gassan Sadakatsu made quiteb a lot of sword from the Meiji,
Taisho and SHowa period. This blade was to commemorate the birth
of His Imperial Highness Crown Price.
Sadakatsu made a model of Masamune Soshu Den.
In particuler, the Jinage is Soshu Den. The Hamon is Notare and Gunome Midare
with thick Nioikuchi. In the Ham there are many Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
We recommend this Tanto for appreciation and as a wedding sword.

NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation Paper: whole Oshigata.

Price : 850,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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