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""A round tsuba of very dense iron, feeling surprisingly heavy for its size. Both the face and mimi have a variety of strong but natural tekkotsu. The color of the metal is deep, and its overall mood antique. The design of a lantern is in the lower right quadrant. The entire tsuba is in a motif of a large plant. The entire piece is concise yet noble, showing how lofty the aesthetic ideals of Muromachi warriors were. The deep color of the iron, and the look of age of the metal surfaces indicate that this work is dated to the late Muromachi period.
Dr. Torigoye hakogaki dated 1958." (Long)

SIZE: 5.8cm x 6.0cm x 0.5cm.
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