Hello, I recently purchased a knife at a Goodwill store and am hoping to learn about the maker and when it may have been made. I sent photos to my cousin, who forwarded them on to his Japanese friend and this was his translation of the stamp:
金道 (Kanemichi) is swordsmith of Edo Era (16 Century).
However, I am not sure if the knife is genuine.
Did your cousin show an antique specialist?
Here are the photos I sent to him
The ferrule is made of horn and has crusty fish scales stuck to it. I would appreciate any information.
I look forward to getting to know this site. This is not only my first posting, but also my first visit. I apologize if I am not following proper protocol, or should have posed the question elsewhere on the forum.
Thank you, Tom