Yoshimichi Great Size Tanto (O-Tanto) with fine Kamei family Japanese clan Koshirae
Tanto (O-Tanto) Tantō (短刀, attributed to Yoshi Michi Solid Gold Signed Mei

Tanto Blade:
Nagasa, 29.7 cm.
Motohaba: 3,1 cm.
Nakago: 10,1 cm.
Jihada: Masame mix Itame ,
Hamon: Notare Sugua

Total O-Tanto length on Koshirae mounted: 45,4 cm.

Gold Mei literal translation : TANBA NO KAMI YOSHI MICHI

Signed estimated as: Mishina, 2nd generation O¯saka, Kanbun (1661-1673 ¿?)
Horimono : great hi / ashi

Condition: Excelent (unimportant minimum point only) . Recient polishing blade.

Mei still keeps a large part of the original solid Gold. Look at the detailed pictures please.

Kamei family Koshirae:
Tsuka: Honoki Wood.
Same genuine Ray skin whit solid Gold sheet covered
Ito: natural Silk
Menuki couple: Shakudo and Gold, flowers and bird
Kashira: Deer depicted

Fuchi: Kamei Mon (Family crest)
Japanese clan Kamei: 亀井家 (Kamei ke)
The Kamei derived from Kii province (modern-day Wakayama prefecture) and in the Edo period based chiefly in Iwami province (modern-day Shimane prefecture).
Kamei Korenori (1557-1612) supported Toyotomi Hideyoshi against the Môri clan in 1582, and in return was promised holdings in Izumo province. Since Izumo was given to the Môri as part of the truce agreements, however, Kamei was instead named “Ryūkyū no kami,” or “Lord of Ryūkyū.” According to a story which may be apocryphal, Hideyoshi granted this by inscribing a fan with the words "Ryûkyû no kami" or the like right there on the spot and tossing the fan to Kamei; this fan was then said to have been found by Korean warriors in a sinking or sunken Japanese ship during Hideyoshi's Korean Invasions. In any case, despite being known as "Lord of Ryûkyû," Korenori never actually traveled to Ryūkyū after that, however, nor wielded any effective power over the islands whatsoever.
Korenori remained lord of Shikano han, however, in Inaba province, passing it on to his son Kamei Masanori. In 1617, Masanori was transferred from Shikano to Tsuwano han, and the Kamei remained lords of Tsuwano through the remainder of the Edo period.
Famous Members of the Kamei family:
Kamei Korenori
Kamei Masanori
Kamei Koremi

Tsuba: Fine bronce Antique work
Honoki Wood.
Saya Rankaku with Gold covered and Urushi lacquered
Koiguchi and Kurikata: Ox horn
Sageo: Silk

Koshirae total length: 45,4cm

Fukuro (bag): Japanese fabric Silk landscapes at both sides embroidered

Owner (Katanacenter) certified originality included


Ref.: Tanto 62


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