<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Echizen Akao Tsuba</TITLE> <META content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META name=Author content="Elliott Long"> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16455"></HEAD> <BODY background=stuff_files/bg2.jpg>&nbsp; <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=755> <P align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+3 face=Papyrus>ECHIZEN AKAO </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</A></FONT></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD> <TD width="36%" align=center><IMG src="stuff_files/tsuba-logo.jpg" width=200 height=200></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER>&nbsp; <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 face=Papyrus size=+2>PROVENANCE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Elliott D. Long</FONT></B></TD> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#008000 face=Papyrus><FONT size=+3>$500.00</FONT></FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=center width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+1 face=Papyrus>Excellant example of Ji-Sukashi design of a cresent moon and clouds over water.<BR><BR>Very fine Maru Gata form.<BR>Well forged tempered iron.<BR>Sekigane of copper in nakago-ana.<BR>Kozuka and kogai ana are present.<BR>Fukurin is of shakudo.<BR><BR><CENTER><B><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>7.15cm X 7.40cm X 4.5mm</FONT></B></CENTER></FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="echizenAkao_files/EI36.jpg" width=500 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="echizenAkao_files/569.jpg" width=500 height=250><BR><IMG src="echizenAkao_files/580.jpg" width=500 height=250></CENTER></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="echizenAkao_files/577.jpg" width=500 height=400></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER><BR><BR> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <BR> <CENTER><FONT color=#000080 size=+3 face=Papyrus> <TABLE border=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD bgColor=#ffffcc vAlign=middle align=center><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Robert Haynes&nbsp;/&nbsp;Shibui Swords <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba</A></FONT>&nbsp;or&nbsp; <FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus><A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/index.htm">Home Page</A></FONT>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Email to <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords & Tsuba</A></FONT> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></FONT></CENTER></BODY></HTML>