<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Robert Haynes Tsuba</TITLE> <META content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META name=Author content="Elliott Long"> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16446"></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=#993300 size=+3 face=Papyrus>MYOCHIN NOBUIYE</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 align=center width="36%"><IMG src="myochinNobuiye_files/tsuba-logo.jpg" width=200 height=200></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER>&nbsp; <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 face=Papyrus size=+1>PROVENANCE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Robert Haynes<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;Skip Holbrook<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;Elliott D. Long</FONT></B></TD> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#008000 face=Papyrus><FONT size=+3>$1200.00</FONT></FONT></B><BR><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus> elliott@shibuiswords.com </FONT></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=center width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#993300 size=+1 face=Papyrus><BR>H 07075.0 ca. 1550<BR><BR>"Iron cross form known as kurikomi-mokko-gata, a fourfold mokko-gata with inome hearts towards the inside of each notch. One of Nobuiye's characteristics is an irregular rim (sukinokoshi kaku-mimi) full of activity with a little roundness. This very tasteful "Nobuiye rim" is not seen in this perfection with any other craftsman. The surface well carved with karakusa and omodaka. "Karakusa" is an organic tendril design and a favorite carving motif of Nobuiye. In this dense plate will be found the quality of iron and its forging with ample tekkotsu on the mimi. Lead fill appears in the kogai ana. Perhaps a treasure but which could be regarded as extremely unusual and rare" (Long)</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="myochinNobuiye_files/IMG_0153.jpg" width=500 height=550></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=center width="50%"> <DIV align=center><B><FONT size=+3 color=#993300 face=Papyrus>7.8cm X 8.4cm X 0.5cm.</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="myochinNobuiye_files/IMG_0154.jpg" width=500 height=550></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="myochinNobuiye_files/IMG_0156.jpg" width=500 height=500></CENTER></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="myochinNobuiye_files/IMG_9147.jpg" width=500 height=450></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER><BR><BR> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <BR> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="90%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD bgColor=#ffffcc vAlign=middle align=center><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>RETURN TO <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/EDLcollection.htm">COLLECTION</A></FONT><BR><BR><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Go To <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Gakko</A></FONT><BR> <FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Email to <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</A></FONT> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> </BODY></HTML>