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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes;
            Elliott D. Long

Iron slight oval tsuba with openwork design of two inome at top and bottom and two small openings both sides. The very well forged plate shows fine mokume on the surface in many areas. The forging of the iron gives the feeling that the iron was like candy. How it was formed is not sure. The very large hitsu are filled with old shakudo plate.
The maker is un-known and even the school is not clear. It seems to date ca. 1700-1750.

6.70cm x 7.05cm x 0.40cm.

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

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