Echizen Kanenori, Blade and Mounting for a Sword (Katana)



Blade and Mounting for a Sword (Katana)

Early Edo period, around 1596 - 1615


Mumei (Echizen Kanenori)

Blade length(Cutting edge): 69.6cm
Curve (SORI): 1.4cm
Width at the hamachi(Moto-Haba): 2.99cm
Thickness at the Moto-Kasane: 0.75cm
Wide at the Kissaki(Saki-Haba): 2.35cm
Thickness at the Saki-Kasane: 0.60cm
Length of Koshirae : approximately 104.5cm
Sword tang(Nakago): 1 hole.

Shape(Taihai): Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-mune, Chu-Kissaki (Medium Kissaki)
Jigane(Hada): Itame-Hada
Temper patterns(Hamon): Gunome-Midare
Temper patterns in the point(Bohshi): Midare and Turn back Komaru

The first Echizen Kanenori was a son of the Kanetomo, who was a son of the Shizu Saburo Kaneuji, around the Oei period (around 1394 – 1428). Their descendants are master craftsmen who founded the Sanami school. It is said that Echizen Kanenoei moved to Echizen Ichijo from Mino between the last of the Muromachi Period and the beginning of the Edo period. The Kanenori who made this sword is supposed to be a swordsmith between the end of the Muromachi Period and the beginning of the Edo period. He is also known for Yoki-Wazamono (the cutting test rank).

This sword shows standard blade length, standard thickness, and moderate curve. It shows good shape. Jigane is fine Itame with Tikei. Hamon is Togari-Gunome with deep Nioi. Some of the parts have strong Nie. There are many activities such as Ashi, You, and Sunagashi in the Hamon. Boshi is Midare, then Komaru. Koshirae was made around the time of the Meiji era (1868-1912), and enough times have stood and look very excellent. It is a prestigious Koshirae.


Paper (Certificate): N.B.T.H.K. Hozon Token

Country(Kuni) / Era(Jidai): 越前国,福井県(Echizen, present-day Fukui) 江戸時代初期 慶長頃(Early Edo period around 1596 – 1615)

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