Tanto : Miyamoto Noto Kami Kanenori
Tanto in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)(Consignment Sale)
Signature : Miyamoto Noto Kami Kanenori
Keio 4nen Shogatsu hi Oite Goushu Gojinchu saku kore
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 21.4 cm or 8.42 inches.
Sori : 0.0 cm or 0.0 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.4 cm or 0.944 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Late Edo period.
Shape : Thick Kanmuri Otoshi style Tanto.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attahced.
This is beautiful Jigane with fine Chikei.
Hamon : Ko-Nie Deki, deep Nioikuchi Notare, Gunome Midare.
In Ha, there are wide Ashi.
Special feature : Miyamoto Kanenori was born at Tenpo 1st year(1830) Ho-ki province.
His name is Miyamoto Shigahiko and studied under the famous Yokoyama Sukekane.
He obtained mandate for the relationship between master and student.
Therefor he was given one of sukekane word Kane from his master and
He changed his name Kanenori without changing his name for good.
At 1857 Ansei 4th, he returned to his country and became Daimyo Totori family sword craftman.
By the Haito-rei(decree banning the wearing of swords）he obliged to stop making swords.
After that he became members of Tesitu gigeiin(Japanese government technical craftsmen)
with Gassan Sadakazi. After that he made swords for Royal family, Ise syurin treasure sword also Meiji shrine.
At Taisyo era, He made a sword for marshal(five silver stars),royal family and shrine treasure swords and also emperor sword.
He passed away at 1926 Taisyo 15th age 97 years of lad.
This Tanto is healthy and nice work.
It is rare to find Miyamoto Kanenori in the market, because he made swords for royal
family and high ranking army or navy officers and also shrine.
NBTHK Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.