Ordering number: 20392
Tanto in Shirasaya with box.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)
Signature : Osaka Ju Gassan Sadakatsu Kinsaku(Kao)
Showa 18 Nen 10 Gatsu Kichijitsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 23.0 cm or 9.05 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0.0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.21 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
The weight of the sword: 145 grams.
Era : Showa18 nen(1943)
Shape : Slightly short. Regular width and thickness, nice shape Tanto.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada and Ko Mokume Hada well grained with Jinie attach. There are Chikei. The Jigane is clear.
Hamon : Nie Deki, rounded Gunome Midare and pointed Gunome Midare.It is a work full of variety.
Special feature:Gassan Sadakatsu was born as the second son
of the First Gassan Sadakazu in 1869. Sadakatsu was a representative swordsmith ofTaisho 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 traditionthat 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 swordsinscribed 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 tothe 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 twomost excellent pupils, one was his real son the Second Gassan Sadakazu and the otherwas Takahashi Sadatsugu, were designated as preservers of Important IntangibleCultural Assets, popularly known as Living National Treasures. Sadakatsu passed awayin 1943, aged 74.
From Aoi Art: Gassan Sadakatsu’s Hamon is almost suguha hamon but It is quite rare gunome midare.
The Hamon is very active work.
We recommend this nice Gassan Sadakatsu for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.