'Tanabata Toru'

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A large iron sukashi tsuba for a katana. The forging is extremely well done showing multiple areas of tekotsu in the steel. The sukashi displays elements of weaving which relates to the seventh month of the lunar calendar; the Weaver, Vega. In the background is a torii gate. There are slight areas of gold inlay and the carving is very expressive.

Accompanied with a hakogaki by Sato Kanzan.

8.65cm x 8.54cm x 0.50cm

Hakogaki by Sato Kanzan

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A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long

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