Ordering number: 19590
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae and Makie box.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Osaka Ju Gassan Zo Kore
Motte Masamune Den
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 16.4cm or 6.45 inches.
Sori: 0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi: 1.94cm or 0.76inches.
Kasane : 0.47cm or 0.18 inches.
The weight of the sword 70 grams.
Era : Early of Showa
Shape : Small Mitsumune Tanto, there is Ubuha.
Brahmic script and lotus stand are engraved on frontside,
The nail and sword is engraved on backside.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained,
Jinie attached beautiful Jihada.
Hamon : From Hamachi, Suguha then Deep Nioikuchi,
Boshi turn back deep and sharply.
Special feature: This Gassan is peace of Gassan Sadakatsu.
There is Ubuha and the sword was never polished after it was made but this sword is still in very good condition.
We think it engraved that Motte Masamune Den
because the sword was tried to made as Masamune.
Saya: Red Urushi is painted on black Urushi and polished to show the black color. This called Negoro style.
Menuki: On a copper plate, a bird (Chidori) is engraved.
Wari Kogai: Copperplate.
Kozuka: On a silver plate, the family crest is engraved.
From Aoi Art: The Tanto of Gassan Sadakatsu made as Masamune Den,
this is very rare. Mitsumune style and there are Ubuha. Brahmic script and lotus stand are engraved on front side, nail and sword is engraved on the backside. Koshirae was made by copper.
We recommend this sword as Yomeiri Tanto and amulet.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: