Shonai Shoami Tsuba

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Provenance: Robert E. Haynes
                              Elliott D. Long
ON SALE $650.00
"Brass plate with ishime surface and inlaid in shakudo, copper, gold, and silver with a design of a heron in reeds by a stream. The reverse with just reeds in the same metals. This is a classic example of the work of the Shonai Shoami school circa 1700. This type of tsuba was very popular at the time with the local samurai. It is very rare in the West to find this type of brass plate with the original patina intact. The plate has been fitted with a very fine shakudo rope design rim cover, which is probably original to the origin of this tsuba. As of now we do not have any signed examples of this type of work." (Haynes)
6.0cm x 6.30cm x 0.40cm

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 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" or 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 at 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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