Order number : 16737
Tanto in Shirasaya : (Fujishiro estimation paper) (consignment sale)
Signature : Sugawara Kanenori (Teishitsu Gigeiin)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Blade length : 19.8 cm or 7.80 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0.0 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the Hamachi : 2.19 cm or 0.86 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.62 cm or 0.64 inches.
Kasane : 0.51 cm or 0.20 inches.
Era : During Taisho to early Showa period (1912~)
Shape : Slim blade such like bambooshoot.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Slim Suguha. Boshi Hakikake style.
Special feature : Miyamoto Kanenori was born at 1830 as a second son of Ogaki brewer at Hoki Kuni. his secular name is Miyamoto Sigahiko. He was called ‘Sawajiro’ while he was a child.
He yearned Houki Yasutsuna and from 1851 he became a student of Yokoyama Sukekakne to become a swordsmith by himself.
After 7 years of training, his Sensei Sukekane gifted him ‘Kane’ as one character for his signature.
He started to serve to feudal lord of Kurayoshi at Houki Kuni and forged many swords for Samurais fighting against Edo shogunate for Boshin War.
He was highly rated by prince Arisugawa in loyal family.
While new Meiji government prohibited making any new swords, he returned back to Kurayoshi and made tools and kitchen knives.
But he got chance to forge a sword for dedicating to a deity ‘Amaterasu’ in Ise shrine.
He was also rated by Meiji emperror, became Teishitsu Gigeiin and restarted as swordsmith again.
He made swords for each Komei (the last emperror at Edo period), Meiji, Taisho, and Showa emperror.
He was longevity so he made many swords. He ha sevelral signatures.
‘Sugawara Kanenori’, ‘Miyamoto Noto Kami Kanenori’ and ‘Teishitsu Gigeiin Sugawara Kanenori’.
He also challenged to make swords from western steels with Hayama Enshin.
The blades forged by him are having quiet feeling such becomes symmetrical with the blades forged by Gassan Sadakazu who was active at same ages.
There are poem written by Motoi Norinaga engraved on the blade.
‘Feeling the soul of Japanese from wild cherry blossoms in Shikijima’.
We can find such swords having poems engraved on blade, made at early Showa period (1926~).
We introduce such precious piece with a very reasonable price with a favor of consingor.
Fujishiro estimation paper (Dr. Fujishiro : National Human tresure)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
(*In order to make a payment to consignor from us immediately after the item has been sold, we cannot accept cancellation on items indicated as ‘consignment sale’ for any reason. Thank you for your understanding and for your cooperation.)