T471. Shingen Tsuba with Great Evidence of Age
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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