<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>SHOAMI Tsuba</TITLE> <META content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META name=Author content="Elliott Long"> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16520"></HEAD> <BODY background="stuff_files/bg2.jpg"> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=755> <P align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+4 face=Papyrus>KO-SHOAMI</FONT></B></P><BR> <DIV align=right> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="70%" cols=3> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <CENTER><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Return to <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Collective</A></FONT></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD> <TD width="20%"><IMG src="stuff_files/tsuba kanji.jpg" width=180 height=200></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER>&nbsp; <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#330000 size=+2 face=Papyrus>PROVENANCE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Richard Turner<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Justin Orr<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Elliott D. Long</FONT></B></TD> <TD align=center><CENTER><B><FONT color=#ff0000 face=Papyrus><FONT size=+2>SOLD - Reference Only</FONT></FONT></B></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>Accompanied by a Hozon certificate number 438366, issued by the N.B.T.H.K., dated December, 1999.<BR><BR>Round iron plate tsuba with the web carved in the design of an oak leaf, oar and constellation of four heavenly bodies. The iron is of high quality and the leaf veins and outside are done in fine ke-bori carving. Dating from 1500 to Momoyama period.</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="4heavenlyShoami_files/30.jpg" width=500 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>7.65cm x 7.65cm x 0.45cm</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="4heavenlyShoami_files/31.jpg" width=500 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <CENTER><IMG src="4heavenlyShoami_files/32.jpg" width=400 height=300><BR><IMG src="4heavenlyShoami_files/33.jpg" width=400 height=300></CENTER> </TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="4heavenlyShoami_files/34.jpg" width=540 height=400></CENTER></TD></TR> </TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="90%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD bgColor=#ffffcc vAlign=middle align=center><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>RETURN TO <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Gakko</A></FONT><BR><BR> <FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Email to <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</A></FONT> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> </BODY></HTML>