DAIDO (KANEMICHI SEKI) (K84): tanto

DAIDO (was SEKI KANEMICHI), late Muromachi

mei: mumei.
sugata: tanto, hira-zukuri, very slight torii-sori of 0.3 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 27.5 cm, width at hamachi 2.63 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.46 cm.
nakago: ubu, kuri-jiri tip, 1 mekugi-ana, mumei.
hamon: nie-deki, wide gunome-midare with togari-ba, and thick nioi-guchi.
boshi: midare-komi with medium-long kaeri.
kitae: jitetsu is itame with good grain and much jinie.
horimono: koshi-hi on omote, and gomabashi-hi on ura, all extend into nakago.
[Mino-to p. 54, 112, 260/135, 180, 181, 232]
(oshigata from Aoi Art).
Wide tanto with style of Sue-Seki, attributed to Mutsu no Kami Daido (earlier known as Seki Kanemichi). 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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