<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head><title>Saotome Tsuba</title> <meta content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv="Content-Type"> <meta name="Author" content="Elliott Long"> <meta name="GENERATOR" content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.19088"></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" face="Papyrus" size="+4">SAOTOME</font></b></p><br> <div align="right"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" cols="3" width="70%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <center><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">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" height="200" width="180"></td></tr></tbody></table></center>&nbsp; <center> <table border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+3">Provenance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Elliott D. Long</font></b></td> <td align="center"><b><font color="#008000" face="Papyrus"><font size="+2">$1200.00</font></font></b></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"> <div align="left"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+1">"Iron mokko form plate with rim of carved leaves around a surface design of cross-hatched bamboo fencing. Both sides of this Saotome school work display 'rain' drops of brass and silver in ten-zogan. The hitsu-ana is filled with silver 'rain' along with a seki-gane also of silver, which is very rare. A large amount of the original lacquer remains.<BR><BR>The well hammered iron, rich patina along with the design, and the use of a silver seki-gane displays very fine workmanship of a high caliber making this a 'First Class' tsuba." (Haynes /Long)</font></b></div></td> <td><center><img src="DodgeKayokoTsuba_files/tosho9.jpg" height="500" width="470"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"> <div align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">8.0cm x 8.5cm x 3.5mm</font></b></div></td> <td><center><img src="DodgeKayokoTsuba_files/tosho9a.jpg" height="500" width="470"></center></td></tr> </tbody></table></center> <hr color="#000080" size="3" width="80%"> <center><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" height="100" width="90%"> <tbody> <tr> <td height="10" width="100%"> <h2 align="center"><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus">How to Purchase this Tsuba</font></h2></td></tr> <TR> <TD height=59 width="100%"><B><FONT size=+2 face="Papyrus" color=#000080>If you would like to know more about any items on this website, or if you are considering a purchase, please send Elliott and Robert an E-MAIL (<FONT color=#ff0000 size=+2> elliott@shibuiswords.com </FONT>), asking us any questions you have or what pieces interest you.</FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=21 width="100%"><B><FONT size=+2 face="Papyrus" color=#000080>Or, if you would rather, you may call me (Elliott):</FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=21 width="100%"> <P align=center><FONT size=+2 face="Papyrus"><B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT color=#ff0000>HOME PHONE: 503-666-2342&nbsp;&nbsp; or &nbsp;CELL PHONE: 503-754-8082</FONT></B></FONT></P></TD></TR> </tbody></table> </center> <br><br> <hr color="#000080" size="3" width="80%"> <center> <table border="0" cols="1" width="80%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <div align="center"> <p><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long</font></p></div></td></tr> <tr> <td> <div align="left"> <p></p></div></td></tr></tbody></table></center><br> <center><font color="#993300" face="Papyrus" size="+3"> <table border="0" width="90%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="center"><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Return To <a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Collective</a></font><BR><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Robert Haynes &nbsp; <a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynesarticles.htm">Articles</a></font>&nbsp;--&nbsp;<font face="Papyrus" size="+2"><a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynestutorial.htm">Tutorial</a></font><BR><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Email to <a href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</a></font> </td></tr></tbody></table></font></center> </body></html>