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Provenance:  David Easley
                              Elliott D. Long
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Round (maru gata) iron plate being well forged with possible udenuki. Both sides finished with excellant 'Amida Yasurime' of fine workmanship carrying an inherent air of quiet simplicity. Both hitsu-ana filled with shakudo.

Amida Yasurime: "radiant Buddha file-finish." Consists of file marks, cut radially outward from the center of a tsuba to the circumference, closely and compactly spaced. In all likelihood the term was originally chosen as being descriptive of the sun-burst nimbus, or halo, seen back of, or behind the head, of most statues of the Radiant Buddha.

8.20cm x 8.40cm x 0.35cm

NBTHK Hozon attribution
Refer to Haynes H 11245.0
Worked in Yamato Kuni, ca. 1650-1700. This artist worked in the classic style of the Nara kaji group of strong iron plate tsuba.

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