<!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 9.00.8112.16545"></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=#993300 size=+4 face=Papyrus>SAOTOME Tsuba</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=#330000 size=+2 face=Papyrus>PROVENANCE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Stuart Broms<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;Elliott D. Long</FONT></B></TD> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#ff0000 face=Papyrus><FONT size=+3>SOLD</FONT></FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#993300 size=+2 face=Papyrus>Iron plate tsuba in mokko-gata shape. The whirlpool design from punch on both sides. Very well made (uchikaeshi-mimi) rim showing all forms of 'iron bones' everywhere. Seems to date in late Muromachi ca.1500-1550. </FONT></B></DIV><BR><BR><BR><BR> <DIV align=center><B><FONT color=#993300 size=+2 face=Papyrus>8.0cm x 8.75cm x 0.2cm (seppa), 0.6cm (rim).</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="SBsaotome_files/10.jpg" width=470 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"><DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#993300 size=+2 face=Papyrus>Comes with NBTHK KICHO (white paper) "Important Work"<BR>#21031 dated Heisei 10th year, 7th month, 31st day.</FONT></B></DIV><BR><BR><CENTER><IMG src="SBsaotome_files/98.jpg" width=500 height=330><BR><IMG src="SBsaotome_files/99.jpg" width=330 height=450></CENTER> </TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="SBsaotome_files/11.jpg" width=470 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD><CENTER><IMG src="SBsaotome_files/95.jpg" width=250 height=470>&nbsp;&nbsp;<IMG src="SBsaotome_files/96.jpg" width=250 height=470></CENTER> </TD> <TD><CENTER><IMG src="SBsaotome_files/97.jpg" width=300 height=530><BR><B><FONT color=#993300 size=+1 face=Papyrus>Tekkotsu of all types.</FONT></B></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. Box 2103<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; Gresham, Oregon 97030<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; USA</FONT></B></P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <DIV></DIV><BR><BR> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="80%" cols=1> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <DIV align=center> <P><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>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 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>