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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes
    Elliott Long

"Presented here is a Katchushi (Old Armorer) Tsuba around the Muromachi period (ca. 1300 or earlier). In terms of era division, the Northern and Southern Courts, Muromachi, Sengoku, and Momoyama periods were traditional for Katchushi and Tosho makers.
This is a very early tsuba that can be called a Ko-Katchushi. The iron base has hammer marks as a whole, and the rim is square and stout.
The sukashi openings represent a sake cup and 'sweet'." (Long)

Dimensions: Length 83.9mm Width 83.1mm Thickness 4.8-5.3mm


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