Order number : 17498
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Teishitsu Gigeiin Kanenori 88 saku, Meiji 35 nen 2 gatsu 21 nichi Ishida Kou □ Taisho 6 nen, 8 gatsu hi
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Wooden Habaki
Blade length : 24.9 cm or 9.80 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.58 cm or 1.02 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.244 inches.
Era : Taisho 6 (AD 1917)
Shape : Wide,thick and healthy, Ububa remains on Hamachi part.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained, Jinie attached and Chikei works well.
Hamon : Nie-deki, deep Nioikuch, the mixture of Choji-midare and Gunome-midare. Ashi appears well, Kinsuji works in Ha. Midrekomi Boshi.
Special Feature : Miyamoto Kanenori was born 1830, in Hoki province.
At age 22, he became a student of Yokoyama Sukekane in Bizen. 7 years later he got the swordsmith name Kanenori and went back home to work under the Daimyo’s minister.
In 1863, he went to Kyo to start business, and 20 years later, wend to Tokyo to forge the Honoto for Ise Jingu Shrine and he worked in Yasukuni shrine. then made Omamorito for Komei Tenno, Meiji Tenno, Taisho Tenno, Syowa Tenno. Chihibunomiya, Takamatsunomiya, Mikasanomiya.
In 1906, He and Gassan Sadakazu became Teishitsu Gigeiin which is the highest honor for artist at that time.
After 20 years then, he died at the age of 97.
From Aoi Art : This blade is made in 1917, when the swordsmith was 88 years old, but the blade looks full of spirit.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.