Tanto : Izumi kami Kanesada
Ordering number : 15583
Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae.
Signature : Izumi kami Kanesada
Echigo kuni Kamo tsukruu
Sayagaki: By Mr. Tanobe sensei (2015).
Aizu hanshi Isumi kami Kanesada, blade length is 24.0cm.
5 charactars, this blade was made in Echigo Kamo province
around Meiji 2 year to 7 year(1872-1879).
Hamon is mild Suguha. Nioi is bright. Deki is very nice.
Shinshinto: Jyosak: Iwashiro
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Izumi kami Kanesada belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 24.0cm or 9.44 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.33cm or 091 inches.
Kasane : 0.65cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : It is regular width and thickness. It is solid shape nice tanto.
Jitetsu : Koitmae hada well grained with jinie attached. Boshi is round end hakikake style.
Hamon : Nie deki suguha with deep nioiguchi. Boshi is round and hakikake style.
Special feature : The 2nd generation of Izumi kami Kanesada is most famous swordsmith in Mino province.
He received a high evaluation. This blade was made by 11th generation of Kanesada.
Mr. Hijikata Toshozo favorites Kanesada blade.
The 11th generation of Kanesada was born in December 13th 1837 in Aizu province.
He was attached to the Aizu domain around late Edo period.
His real name is Furukawa Sei Uemon. He moved to Edo in July 1867.
He got the Izumi Kami in December 1867. After the yielding of Aizu domain, he lived in Echigo Kamo province and made the sword(1869-1874).
After the sword prohibition(1876), he became to city workers in Fukushima prefecture.
And he got a request form the Department of War and made the sword
for commenmoration of Angelo-Japanese Alliance in 1903.
But he passed away two months later. His age was 67.
This blade has the description "Echigo kuni Kamo tsukruu" in Nakago.
Accoring to this description, this blade was made around 1872-1879.
This blade is very healthy and rare. We recommend this Tanto.
Koshirae : Black Roiro cokor Saya with family crest.
(We guarantee this Tanto will pass NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Shinsa.
We will submit to NBTHK Shinsa if requested.)
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 700,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)