Tanto : Miyamoto Noto Kami Kanenori/Keio 4th Year January Oite Goshu Gojinchu Saku No
Ordering number : 15054
Tanto in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon paper)
Signature : Miyamoto Noto Kami Kanenori
Keio 4th Year January (Meiji 1st year) 1868
Oite Goshu Gojinchu Saku No
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saki)
This sword belongs to Jyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Shakudo Single Foiled
Blade length : 21.4 cm or 8.42 inches.
Sori : No Sori
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.29 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.67 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Late Edo period Keio.
Shape : It is Kanmuri Otoshi thick tanto.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada with mixture of Ko Mokume hada. It is clear jigane with jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie Deki with deep Nioiguchi hamon. It is gunome midare with deep ashi and soft hamon.
Special feature : Miyamoto Noto kami Kanenori was born in Houki province.
He becomes the student of Sukekane later.
First generation has received the post of Notokami and during the Keio era, he has made his own sword.
He presumably made sword for the general in the New years so it is a rare item.
During 1866 he has forged sword of Emperor Koumei and has made the sword of Meiji Tenno in the following year.
Due to the abolition of sword later on, he and Gassan SadaKatsu has become a Teishutsu Gigeiin (Imperial art expert).
Kanenori work is rather quiet compared to Sadakatsu however, it has calm atmosphere.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 350,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)