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A small iron plate of mokko-gata shape, its forging and its tsuchime, and the classic Yamakichibei yakite-shitate treatment, confirms an early 17th century guard. The sukashi elements are routine and uninspired.

Signed: 'YAMAKICHIBEI'. This is the signature of the fifth master of the Momoyama to early Edo Yamakichibei workshop, done by a top student. Dates to ca. 1625.

7.00cm x 7.60cm x 0.45cm

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