Ordering number: 21612
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Kiri Box)
Signature : Kigen 2600 Nen
Osaka Ju Gassan Sadakatsu Kinsaku (Kao)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Silver single habaki.
Blade length: 29.9 cm or 11.77 inches.
Sori: 0 cm or 0 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.06 cm or 1.20 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 0.56 cm or 0.22 inches.
Kasane: 0.56cm or 0.22 inches.
The weight of the sword: 260 grams.
Era: Showa 15(1940)
Shape: Wide and thick Tanto.
Omote side, there is a Ken. Ura side, there is Futasuji Hi.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Nie Deki, 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 74.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.