Tanto : Kanemoto
Ordering number : 12607
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 29.2 cm or 11.49 inches.
Sori : 0 cm or 0 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.88 cm or 1.13 inches.
Kasane : 0.54 cm or 0.21 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade shape is rather wide and massive. Futasuji-hi are engraved on the both sides.
Jitetsu : Textured Itame. There is Shirake style Utsuri on Jitetsu.
Hamon : Nie based, Sanbonsugi style Hamon.
Special feature : Kanemoto was swordsmith group in Mino province.
And so there are many kinds of mei (signature).
Kanemoto and Kanesada are praised as the two master swordsmiths representing Sue-Seki School.
There are several opinions about Kanemoto's origin. It is said he was
an Akasaka-Senjuin swordsmith influenced by Seki School.
Especially, Kanemoto the 2nd (Magoroku Kanemoto.) has been very famous.
His blade was very cut well and, got Saijo-Owazamono ranking.
This blade was made in late Muromachi period.
And blade is similar to 1st generation Kanemoto.
Yasurime is Higaki-Yasuri, and blade has textured Jitetsu.
These points are Kanemoto’s features.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimatin paper : whole Oshigata.
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