<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Tsuba</TITLE> <META content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META name=Author content="Elliott Long"> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16584"></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>KAGA School</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=#000080 size=+3 face=Papyrus>ca. 1700 or later</FONT></B></TD> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#008000 face=Papyrus><FONT size=+3>$200.00</FONT></FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>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.</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="MazeInlayTsu_files/67.jpg" width=470 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>6.8cm x 7.3cm x 0.4cm</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="MazeInlayTsu_files/68.jpg" width=470 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=0 width=800 height=100> <TBODY> <TR> <TD height=10 width="100%"> <H2 align=center><FONT color=#800000 face=Papyrus>How to Purchase this Tsuba</FONT></H2></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=59 width="100%"> <P><B><FONT color=#000080 face=Papyrus>If you would like to know more about any Tsuba, or if you are considering a purchase, please send an <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">E-MAIL</A> telling me (Elliott) where you are and what pieces interest you.</FONT></B></P> <P align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 face=Papyrus>Or, if you would rather, you may call me: <FONT color=#800000>Phone: (c)503-754-8082&nbsp; or &nbsp; (h)503-666-2342</FONT></FONT></B></P> <P align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 face=Papyrus>I can discuss payment methods, and estimate shipping and insurance costs.&nbsp;<BR><BR>For orders within the US, I can accept personal checks, bank checks, or money orders made payable to "Elliott Long."&nbsp;I cannot process credit cards or accept paypal payments.&nbsp; <BR><BR>Orders from outside the US can be paid with International Postal Money Orders, checks in US dollars written on a US bank, Western Union transfers, or Bank Wire transfers. Contact <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Me</A> for details. I can give you a quote on shipping and insurance costs, once I have received your mailing address.<BR><BR>Payments should be sent to:&nbsp;&nbsp; Elliott Long<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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; P.O. 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Long</FONT></P></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <DIV align=left> <P></P></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER><BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#993300 size=+3 face=Papyrus> <TABLE border=0 width="90%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle align=center><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Return To <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Collective</A></FONT><BR><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Robert Haynes &nbsp; <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynesarticles.htm">Articles</A></FONT>&nbsp;--&nbsp;<FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus><A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynestutorial.htm">Tutorial</A></FONT><BR><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Email to <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</A></FONT> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></FONT></CENTER></BODY></HTML>