Ordering number: 23005
Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token)(consignment sale)
Signature: Gassan Sadayoshi
Ganji Gannen 2 Gatsu
Shinshinto: Jyosaku: Settsu
Sayagaki: Sesshu Gassan Sadayoshi. 5 Kanji characters signature. The production date is Genji era. The 2nd generation of Gassan Sadakazu. It imitates the old sword Hosho. The blade is well made. The blade length is 9 Sun 6 Bu and half. Written by Tanzan(Kao)
(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.
habaki:Gold wrapped double habaki.
The blade was polished.by high ranking polisher.
Blade length:２９．４cm or 11.57inches.
Sori:0.０cm or 0.0inches.
Width at the hamachi:2.９７cm or 1.16inches.
Kasane:０.８７cm or 0.34inches.
The weight of the sword:３１０grams
Era: Edo period around Genji era.
Shape: Slightly wider in width and thick Tanto. The shape is looks like Yoroidoshi.
Jigane: Masame Hada is well grained.
Hamon: Nie Deki, Suguha Hamon with Notare Ba. There are Sunagashi and Kinsuji.
Special feature: Sadayoshi is descended from Dewa Gassan, is a student of Suishinshi Masahide. He was named Yahachiro and lived in Osaka. He prefers to make Choji Hamon as in Sue Bizen.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba: Elliptical shape iron Tsuba with silver color.
Menuki: Round shape Cloisonne.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plate with Cloisonne and gold color.
From Aoi Art: According to Mr. Tanobe’s Sayagaki, this Tanto was made by the 2nd generation of Gassan Sadakazu due to the old age of Gassan Sadayoshi. This Jigane is Masame Hada. The texture and Hamon are so nice. It is a powerful and magnificent work, and includes a Chikei. He passed away in February Meiji 3(1870) at the age of 70. The Masame Hada Jigane is extremely difficult to produce, Mr. Tanobe judged that the 2nd generation Gassan Sadakazu made this Tanto.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token paper
NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho Token paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata by Ayaka Tsuruta
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