Wakizashi: Shoshichii Miyamoto Kanenori 93 saku
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : (Kuyomon) Shoshichii Miyamoto Kanenori 93 saku
Taisho 11 nen 2 gastu 10 nichi
Daijingo Iino Kichisaburo Dai Nyukin Sokyo Omamorikatana
Shinshin to:Jyosaku ranking; Tokyo
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jo-jo saku
Jo saku and regular saku)
This Miyamoto Kanenori belongs to Jo-Jo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki
Blade length : 46.80 cm or 18.42 inches.
Sori : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.73 cm or 1.07 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.7 cm or 0.67 inches.
Kasane : 0.75 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Taisho period (1922)
Shape : Slim blade with firm Hamachi.
Jitetsu : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinori attach. Chikei appear on surface of the blade.
Hamon : Nie-deki Choji-midare Ashi working well. Boshi Midarekomi style.
Special feature : Miyamoto Kanenori forged this unsigned Katana. He was born in Hoki province, present Tottori prefecture in 1830. Kanenori learned under Yokoyama Sukekane in Bizen province at the age of 22. After seven years of training, Sukekane returned and served a chief retainer of a feudal lord. Sukekane went to Kyoto and started forging sword around Sanjo area in 1863. In 1866, he forged a sword for the Emperor Komei by the order of prince Arisukawa. After the Meiji Restoration, Kanenori forged sword for the emperpr Meiji near the Fushimi-Inari around Kyoto area. In 1886, accepting the order to dedicate tachi for the Ise-Jingu shrine, Kanenori moved to Tokyo and forged it in the Yasukuni shrine. He forged swords for successive generations emperors; the Emperor Meiji, the Emperor Taisho and the Emperor Showa and Imperial princes.
Both Miyamoto Kanenori and Gassan sadakazu were appointed Teishitsu-Gigeiin in 1906. Kanenori passed away in 1926 at the age of 97.
Historical background: The grave of Tutankhamun was found at one of the pyramid at Valley of the Kings. (1922)
Albert Einstein visited Japan. (1922)
Hakone long-distance relay race started from thie year.
Koshirae : Handachi-koshirae
Tsuba : round shape Shakudo Tsuba.
Fuchikashira : made from Shakudo plate.
Saya : Black Roiro Tsuba.
Menuki : Carp engraved on Shakudo plate.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : JPY 400,000-.