Tanto:Kanemoto

Ordering number:23783

Tanto in Shirasaya with Koshirae

Signature: Kanemoto
兼元

We categorize swordsmith’s work into Saijyo Saku, Jyojyo Saku, Jyo Saku, and Regular Saku. This work of Kanemoto is ranked as Jyo Saku.
Polished.
Habaki: Single Foiled Copper Habaki with Brass.
Blade Length: 22.3 cm (8.78 in).
Curvature: 0.0 cm (0.0 in).
Mekugi Hole: 1.
Width at Base: 2.35 cm (0.93 in).
Thickness of Rim: 0.88 cm (0.35 in).
Sword Weight: 170 grams.
Era: Unknown.
Shape: Thick Kasane, suitable for wearing in armor with Bo-Hi on both sides.
Jigane: The reverse side shows pointed Chikei and fine cracks on the top.
Hamon: Pointed Gunome Midare, resembling the wave pattern characteristic of Kanemoto.

Features: The blade bears the signature Kanemoto, but there is no corresponding signature known, likely indicating a false name.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Oval Iron Tsuba inlaid with Gold.
Fuchikashira: Iron with plant motifs in Gold Iroe inlay.
Kojiri: Silver Nanako ground with plant motifs in Gold.
Saya: Black lacquered Saya decorated with various patterns in Gold and waves in Silver.
Menuki: High relief copper with floral motifs and color painting.

Aoi Art’s Comment: This Kanemoto has a thick Kasane and Bo-Hi on both sides. It is a robust piece, though it does not seem like a typical Kanemoto. It closely resembles his work, but we do not guarantee its authenticity. The Koshirae, however, is magnificent and of excellent quality. We highly recommend this piece.

Aoi Art estimation paper
Whole Oshigata
*Please note: The price does not include shipping fees.

Price:300,000 JPY-.

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