Ryujin Swords

Tachi by Kaneomi

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Period: Taisho/Showa.

Mei: Noshu kuni ju Kaneomi.

Sugata: Shinogi-zukuri, tori-zori, iori-mune.

Overall length: 34.05 inches (865.00 mm)

Nagasa: 26.46 inches (672.00 mm) long.

Nakago: Ubu, 7.60 inches (193.00 mm), kurijiri kiri-jiri, one mekugi-ana. The yasurime are sujikai with kesho.

Kissaki: Chu-kissaki, 1.33 inches (33.72 mm). The boshi is ko-maru.

Moto-haba: 1.24 inches (31.47 mm). Moto-gasane: 0.28 inches (7.12 mm). Saki-haba: 0.84 inches (21.23 mm). Saki-gasane: 0.23 inches (5.82 mm).

Sori: 0.40 inches (10.23 mm)

Hamon: Gunome-midare.

Hada: Nashiji. There appears to be some interesting activity in the hada, but it would take a polish to reveal it.

Blade condition: Good. In old polish. No fatal flaws. Quite sharp.


Very high quality koshirae. The saya is lacquered with nashiji-nuri, a form of urushi lacquer using gold dust whilst the saya fittings are shakudo. They need repatinating. The mokko tsuba has shakudo o-seppa.


KAN 1991. Kaneomi was a Mino smith with a floruit of 1926, but little is otherwise known of him and very few of his swords are seen. The sword and koshirae were made to commemorate Hirohito's coronation. Coronation tachi are scarce and do not often come to market.