KAGA School


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ca. 1700 or later $200.00
Iron plate tsuba of mokko shape. Extensive inlay of manju fretwork combined with a key pattern symbolic of Buddha's heart. This style of inlay, used by the Kaga, is called Keshikomi or Keshiire Zogan. In this method of inlay, the ground is appropriately incised or chiselled to form the outline,pattern, or figure of the inlay, after which an amalgam of soft metal (gold) is forced into the pattern in the ground. When completed the polish would be done using stones to make the inlay flush with the iron. The overall condition is quite good though some inlay is missing.
6.8cm x 7.3cm x 0.4cm

How to Purchase this Tsuba

If you would like to know more about any Tsuba, or if you are considering a purchase, please send an E-MAIL telling me (Elliott) where you are and what pieces interest you.

Or, if you would rather, you may call me: Phone: (c)503-754-8082  or   (h)503-666-2342

I can discuss payment methods, and estimate shipping and insurance costs. 

For orders within the US, I can accept personal checks, bank checks, or money orders made payable to "Elliott Long." I cannot process credit cards or accept paypal payments. 

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Payments should be sent to:   Elliott Long
                                                         P.O. Box 2103
                                                         Gresham, Oregon 97030
                                                         USA




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