Tamba Kanemichi (fss-840)
There were six generations. But I have only the first generation adding a chrysanthemum crest and the character Ichi. So this sword appears to be made by the first generation Kanemichi. The sword could use a polish, but over all the work is still visible on this blade in general. Sword has papers authenticating the signature and overall has a ton of potential.
This is information on KANEMICHI (兼道), 1st gen., Manji (万治, 1658-1661), Settsu – “Tango no Kami Naomichi” (丹後守直道), “Tango no Kami Fujiwara Rai Naomichi saku” (丹後守藤原来直道作), “Mishina Tango no Kami Naomichi” (三品丹後守 直道), “Tango no Kami Kanemichi” (丹後守 兼道), “Tango no Kami Fujiwara Kanemichi” (丹後守藤原兼道), “Mishina Tango no Kami Kanemichi” (三品丹後守兼道), “Mishina Tango no Kami Fujiwara Kanemichi” (三品丹後守藤原兼道), real name Mishina Kichibei (三品吉兵衛, the first name can also read Yoshibei), he was the second (according to other traditions the third) son of the 1st gen. Kyō Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi (丹波守吉道) and it is said that he signed at the beginning of his career with Yoshimichi too, before he took over the name Kanemichi, he signed also with Naomichi (直道) and is therefore also counted as 1st gen. Naomichi, in the second year of Kan´ei (寛永, 1625) he received the honorary title Tango no Kami, the move from Kyōto to Ōsaka took place during the Kan´ei era (1624-1644), he died in the twelfth year of Kanbun (寛文, 1672) at the age of 70, dense ko-itame, regular gunome-chōji with plenty of nie and a wide nioiguchi, he also hardened a sudareba and a narrow sugu-yakidashi, he also carved a chrysanthemum and the character for Ichi (一) onto the ura side of his tangs, during his Naomichi-phase, he focused on a gunome mixed with ō-midare in nie-deki with a wide nioiguchi that shows a sugu-yakidashi, he is considered as the best of all Ōsaka-based Mishina smiths, ryō-wazamono, jō-saku
- Mei: Tamba no kami fujiware Kanemichi (Chrysanthemum crest and the character Ichi)
- Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
- Nagasa: 20-3/8 inches
- Sori: 15.0 mm
- Width at the ha-machi: 30.1 mm
- Width at the yokote: 19.9 mm
- Thickness at the mune-machi: 7.0 mm
- Construction: Shinogi zukuri
- Mune: Iori
- Nakago: Ubu
- Kitae: Itame
- Hamon: Midare Gunome
- Boshi: Maru
- Condition: Old polish
Asking price: $3,200.00
(shipping and insurance included)
Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-840.
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