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Provenance:   Stuart Broms
                             Elliott D. Long
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"A circular iron (tetsu-ji) tsuba pierced in a positive sukashi with a classical design of Omodaka plant within rounded rim (maru mimi). The rectangular shape hitsu-ana confirms the early age of this guard (ca. 1500).
This tsuba portrays the grace of a carefully arranged and accomplished Omodaka using highly refined iron, the overall effect being stately and worthy of a dignified samurai warrior. The elegance of the design, the quality of the metal, and total grace are all major characteristics of Kyo-sukashi guards, but somehow the guard seems to manifest a first period Owari influence." ( Haynes & Long )
The water plantain (Omodaka) first appeared as a design for sword fittings in the Heian period. From early beginnings, this plant has shared a long history with the samurai. Also known as Shogun's Grass (Shogun-gusa), it was held in high esteem as a symbol of victory.

82.5cm x 82.5cm x 0.45cm

Accompanied with NTK (Nihon Tosogu Kenkyukai) origami.

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. 

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 Me for details. I can give you a quote on shipping and insurance costs, once I have received your mailing address.

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

A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long

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