(Akasaka) 'NOBUIYE'
PROVENANCE: Elliott D. Long

Mei: 'NOBUIYE'    H 07065.0  Hosoji-mei
Mid to late Edo period ca 1750.

Tetsu-ji tsuba, very well tempered with kohineri-mimi (a type of Uchikaeshi mimi that has a slight twist to the rolled edge). Present is a sekigane of copper. Tekkotsu appears on both sides.

Irregular carved hollows on both sides appear severe yet poetic, in harmony with the simplicity and renunciation which are integral to Zen, a Buddhist school of thought adopted with fervor by the Bushi.

6.6cm x 6.8cm x 0.4cm thick.

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