Kanemichi Wakazashi (fss-676)







A specially signed sword TANGO NO KAMI KANE MICHI. The 1st generation of these smiths from Settsu are listed as 60 points in Hawley’s. He was known to work in a large gunome/choji midare such as this. The hada is mainly a well worked  Ko- itame with some ko- mokume covered in a velvety ji-nie. There is a thick nio-guchi with ashi to be seen. The Hamon is a rolling gunome- midare filled with activity. The sword is covered in Ji-Nie.  Ara-nie and Ko-nie can be seen frosting the hamon the entire length of the sword. Ashi is present and Chikei and kinsugi in spots. This Shinto blade is a Mishina work and virtually flawless. There is a long signature that reads ”  TANGO NO KAMI KANE MICHI“. This sword has not been submitted to Shinsa as of yet so it is priced accordingly. The sword looks to be of the Mishina school and is very well made with a very beautiful hamon that just jumps off the blade.  The sword is in a beautiful polish with virtually no flaws to be seen.  The Hamachi is wide and the blade has a fine shape as well. It is as ubu with one hole. The koshirae is a floral theme. The Tsuba is an iron sukashi style signed in sosho writing with a gold kao . The menuki are floral to match as well as the kodzuka . The saya is finshed in a black gloss lacquer. the tsuka-ito and sageo are blue. All in all a great package for the sword that is within. The tang is engraved with chrysanthemum on the opposite side. As a bonus the sword is also mounted in shirasaya to protect the polish. The habaki of the sword is a gold foil with gold leaf design for a complete compliment to the koshirae.

Please note that this sword has not been submitted to shinsa as of yet but we feel that it’s a correct signature and is authentic.  However, we can not guarantee that this or any sword will receive validation on any signature because we are not the shinsa team.  We can only give our opinion based on over 30 years of studying swords.  It is well known that shinsa teams make judgment mistakes also from time to time.  What is important is that the work on this sword reflects that of the signature signed on the sword and the signature compared to known examples in sword books also matches very well with this blade.  As for the workmanship it is flawless and of very high quality.


  • Mei: Tango No Kami Kanemichi
  • Date: Edo (1600’s-1700’s)
  • Nagasa: 16 1/5 inches
  • Sori: 9.0 mm
  • Width at the ha-machi: 31.0 mm
  • Width at the yokote: 21.0 mm
  • Thickness at the mune-machi: 6.0 mm
  • Construction: Shinogi zukuri
  • Mune: Iori
  • Nakago: Ubu
  • Kitae: Itame
  • Hamon: Midare Gunome
  • Boshi: Maru
  • Condition: Good polish
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This sword is on consignment.
Special Sale Price
On Hold

Asking price: $5,600.00

(shipping and insurance included)

Email us if your interested in this item and remember to include the order number for this item: fss-676.

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