Ordering number : 18190
Tanto Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Osaka Ju Gassan Sadakatsu Saku
Kigen 2600 Nen(1940)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Gassan Habaki.
Blade length : 23.1 cm or 9.09 inches.
Sori : uchizori.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.26 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Showa 15(1940)
Shape : Regular width and thickness, Mitsumume Tanto.
Jigane : Ayasugi Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beutiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with Nezumi Ashi.
Boshi is rounded Yakizume style.
Special feature: It is the accepted view that Kaneuji, one of a ten brilliant pupils
of Masamune was the founder of Naoe-Shizu school. Kaneuji worked at Shizu in Mino province.
He and his followers moved to Naoe in the Nambokucho period.
Representative swordsmiths were Kaneuji, Kanetsugu, Kanetomo
and Kanenobu but their signed pieces are extremely rare.
This sword is very healthy nice sword and also fantastic well grained Ko iteme hada.
Saya : Black Roiro Inro kizami Saya
Tsuba : Iron.
Menuki : Shakudo, corn is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo, peony and arabesque is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: Gassan Sadakatsu is a famous swordsmith during Taisho to Showa period. Ayasugi Hada is original of Gassan school.
This special Jigane was never allowed to be taken out of that school.
This is a masterpiece of Ayasugi Tanto.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.