Ordering number : 16528
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Hono Minamoto Chokin
Showa 2 Nen 6 Gatsu Kichijitsu Osaka Junin Gassan Sadakatsu Kinsaku
(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 : Gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 23.0 cm or 9.05 inches.
Sori :0 cm or 0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 1.89 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.58 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Modern times.
Shape : A slightly small Tanto, there are Bo-Hi and Futasuji Hi.
Jigane : Ko Itame hada well grained with Jinie attach. The Jigane is clear.
Hamon : Ko Nie Dekim Suguha Hamon. Boshi is round shape.
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
Koshirae : Navy Gunto Koshirae.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.