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T471. Shingen Tsuba with Great Evidence of Age

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$315 + Shipping & Insurance

T471.  Shingen tsuba.  8.1 x 8.5 x .45 cm.  The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.9 cm.  Shingen tsuba were supposed to have originated with the hobby of a feudal Daimyo: he ornamented old iron plate tsuba with brass and shakudo wire.  This what a Shingen looks like after centuries of use; the surface has built up till only the tops of the wire show.  3 sukashi that might be cloud form adorn the plate and the ryo-hitsu are plugged with lead.  $315.

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