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Antique Japanese Katana Sword Tachi Iron Tsuba Late 16th Century

Antique Japanese Katana Sword Tachi Iron Tsuba Late 16th Century

$600.00

Estimated to be from the late 16th century and of Ko Katchu (armour smith) work this is a beautiful Tachi (Court Sword) tsuba.  In the aoigata style and of hammered iron with carved concentric circle pattern inset.   Fukurin (mimi edge addition) in blackened Shakudo has been added later (ate bori).  This was done to protect fine silk clothing being stained by the iron oxides in the tsuba.

Weight : 165 grams

Height : 79mm

Width : 78mm

Thickness : 4.5mm

Nakago Ana Width : 8mm

Nakago Ana Height : 29mm

Nakago Ana Thickness : 4mm


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