Tachi Kanagu-shi

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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes
    Elliott Long

"This type of tsuba is often referred to as Tachi Kanagu-shi work. There is no foundation for this name. It is a typical mid-Muromachi period work of yamagane plate with a 'star' punch surface and floral and family mon carved on the surface. The reverse is about the same. It has an applied rim cover of the same metal as the plate. The hitsu is original and has been slightly enlarged at the bottom end. It is wakisashi size and intended for a middle rank owner, lesser Daimyo, or ranking offical. It is typical for its period and has more careful work than most made of this period, ca.1450. It has a NBTHK Hozon paper, Reiwa 2nd year, that says 'Ko Kinko' and nothing more. As usual a useless paper that tells you nothing you do not already know."(Haynes & Long)

7.34cm x 7.16cm x 0.36cm


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