TANGO NO KAMI KANEMICHI

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WAKIZASHI

 

KATANA (DAITO)

SUGATA: SHINOGI ZUKURI

MEI: TANGO NO KAMI KANEMICHI

DATE: NONE

NAGASA: 63.82cm (25.125")

OVERALL: 80cm (31.5")

MIHABA: 30.02cm (1.1875")

KASANE: 0.79cm (0.3125")

SORI: 1.9cm (0.75")

NAKAGO: UBU

MEKUGI ANA: TWO

YASURIME: SUJIKAI

MUNE: IORI

HADA: KO-ITAME / MASAME

HAMON: MIDARE WITH SUDARE-BA

BOSHI: KO-MARU

HORIMONO OMOTE: NONE

HORIMONO URA: NONE

HABAKI:  1 PC. SOLID SILVER

SHIRASAYA

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WAKIZASHI (SHOTO)

SUGATA: SHINOGI ZUKURI

MEI: TANGO NO KAMI KANEMICHI

DATE: NONE

NAGASA: 38.74cm (15.25")

OVERALL: 20.5cm (52.07")

MIHABA: 2.86cm (1.125")

KASANE: 0.63cm (0.25")

SORI: 1.11cm (0.44")

NAKAGO: UBU

MEKUGI ANA: THREE

YASURIME: SUJIKAI

MUNE: IORI

HADA: KO-ITAME / MASAME

HAMON: MIDARE WITH SUDARE-BA

BOSHI: KO-MARU

HORIMONO OMOTE: NONE

HORIMONO URA: NONE

HABAKI:  1 PC. SOLID SILVER

SHIRASAYA

 

The Mishina school lineage dates back to Soshu Masamune.  First generation Kaneuji  (Shizu-Saburo), was one of the 10 students of Masamune.  Kaneuji established the Mino school in the Shizuyama region in the late Kamakura Period.  Shodai Kaneuji works were primarily in the Shoshu style. Once Kaneuji began to incorporate his own style, his works became known as Shizu.  Nidai Kaneuji, relocated from Shizuyama to Naoe (where the term Naoeshizu originated). The works produced combines both Shizu and Yamato Tegai, which are referred to as Akasaka Sen Juin.  The Ku-dai or 9th generation Kaneuji is a direct descendent of this line.  Ku-dai Kaneuji is the grandfather of O-Kanemichi. O-Kanemichi moved to Yamashiro sometime in late Muromachi or early Shinto period. His blades were noted for their extreme sharpness and quality and were very highly rated. As such, in 1569 he was awarded the title of Mutsu no Kami and allowed to use the character dai in his signature.  He is referred to as O-Kanemichi or Dai Kanemichi.  O-Kanemichi founded the Mishina school in Mino province in the late Muromachi period.  Combining the work style of his grandfather Kaneuji with his own, established the Mishina tradition.

O-Kanemichi had four sons, Kinmichi, Yoshimichi, Masatoshi, and Rai-Kinmichi.

In late Muromachi, O-Kanemichi moved from Seki to Kyoto with his four sons, Iga no Kami Kinmichi,  Echigo no Kami Kinmichi (Rai Kinmichi),  Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi and  Etchu no Kami Masatoshi. This was the foundation of the Mishina school. These four smiths along with Omi no Kami Hisamichi were known collectively as the "Kyo Go Kaji", short for Kyoto Go Kaji, which means Five Swordsmiths of Kyoto.

Mishina school works exhibit a strong powerful shape, The hada is ko-itame mixed with masame, also masame in shinoji-ji.  Overall the hada may be described as a bit coarse, with the coarse masame in the shinogiji.  Another trait of Mishina blades is what is known as Kyo-yakidashi, t
he hamon beginning at the ha-machi starts as a simple suguha or suguha with ko-midare until a few inches up it connects with the main hamon.  The main body of the hamon may show many variations of sudareba and kikusuiba with peaks in gunome midare.  Another significant point is the Mishina Boshi. The standard Mishina Boshi exhibits a narrow yakihaba and nie in ko-maru agari, though you will see varying degrees of turnback.

Both swords of this Daisho are signed Tango no Kami Kanemichi, and have been authenticated and papered by the NBTHK. The wakizashi also has NTHK papers to Kanemichi.   Tango no Kami Kanemichi was the son of the second generation Yoshimichi, and was also known as Naomichi. After receiving the title of "Tango no Kami" around 1625 he relocated to Osaka, where he continued to work up until the ripe old age of 70, when he passed away in 1672. His works are rated Josaku by Fujishiro and ryowazamono for their sharpness and cutting ability by Yamada Asuemon Yoshichika, author of "Kokin Kaji Bikosen".  Kanemichi was said to have been one of the best Osaka Mishina smiths. 

His son, Nidai Kanemichi worked in the same tradition as his father.

 

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