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Katabami Kamon Engraving
Oxalis corniculata (creeping wood sorrel) - 「片喰」 in Japanese
The Katabami is one of the 10 most used family emblems (Jūdaimon) in Japan. It is often combined with swords to make the duality called "Ken-Katabami".
Wood sorrel is a plant that propagates widely, so the Katabami can symbolise one’s wish for a flourishing lineage.
Being a 3-leaf plant, the Katabami design generally features 3 leaves, but there are also variations made from 1 to 5 leaves. There are about 300 known variations of the Katabami mon.
Maru ni Katabami (oxalis in a ring).
A more commonly used variation of the Katabami mon.
Maru ni Ken Katabami (Oxalis with swords in a ring).
This variation of the Oxalis emblem is the most commonly used in Japan, with more than two dozen family names associated with it. Sakai Shigetada, one of the top retainers of Tokugawa Ieyasu, or more recently famous director Kurosawa Akira used a Maru ni Ken Katabami mon.
How to Order - Service Description
Select your Kamon size
1.5 cm fits on all weapons and is fairly small for a Kamon. We recommend this size only for Kamon with few details. Fits all weapons, including 24 mm Jo.
2 cm can be considered as standard. It fits on most weapons, except on the thinnest weapons such as the 24 mm Jo.
2.5 cm is fairly big and will not fit on thin Koryu Bokken, Tanto, Bo, Hanbo, and Jo.
If the selected size is too big for the ordered weapon, the Kamon will be adapted to the maximum engravable size.
- Select your Kamon design
Select Kamon position
If you wish to offset the position in regard to a name engraving ordered from the product page, please use the "additional instructions" field.
If you order several weapons, please use the field "additional instructions" to specify which weapon should be engraved.
All special requests must be discussed prior to placing your order. If you have a doubt, email us before placing your order.
One Kamon = One engraving. For more than one engraving, add the Kamon as many time as desired with the correct options.
This is not a product but an engraving service that can only be ordered as part of a simultaneous purchase with a product on which to engrave.
- Select your Kamon size