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"Katana size oval iron plate very well hammered and with hot stamped kanji and other designs, on both sides. The rim is hammered and worked to the same extent as the face and back of the plate. Both sides have small dots of inlay in gold, silver, and copper. In most cases these represent dew drops, but on this tsuba they more likely are stars as seen in a cloudy sky. There are also four scoop cuts on either side of the nakago-ana which probably indicate the maker of this tsuba, but we have no way of knowing who this artist might be. The hitsu-ana are plugged with lead, with the surface covered in punch marks. From these various indicators we can assume that this is the work of the Shoami school at Aizu and that it was made ca. 1600. This type of tsuba is greatly overlooked, and should be regarded as very fine workmanship of a high caliber." (Haynes)
7.90cm x 8.40cm x 0.50cm

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