KANEMICHI (SEKI) (later DAIDO) (K82): tanto

KANEMICHI, late Muromachi - early Edo period;

mei: “Kanemichi”.
sugata: tanto, hira-zukuri, very slight saki-sori of 0.2 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 29.4 cm, width at hamachi 2.41 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.47 cm.
nakago: ubu, kuri-jiri tip, 1 mekugi-ana, san-ji mei.
hamon: nioi-deki, wavy suguha in lower half, and upper is gunome-midare mixed.
boshi: midare-komi with pointed jizo, with medium kaeri.
kitae: jitetsu is itame with good grain and much jinie.
horimono: koshi-hi on omote, and gomabashi-hi on ura.
[Mino-to p. 54, 112, 260/135, 180, 181, 232]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NBTHK Hozen Token).
Tanto with style of Sue-Seki, ha reduced by polishing. Considered to be Seki Kanemichi (also referred to as Kinmichi, or Mutsu no Kami Daido) and around Eiroku period (1558+). He was in the line of Shizu Saburo Kaneuji, and around 1570 was given title Mutsu no Kami, and “O” and changed Kanemichi to Omichi, or Daido. Around 1593 moved from Seki to Kyoto with his 4 sons and set up the Mishina Ha.

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