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Could It Be Kanayama Tsuba?

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#1 yogoro


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 07:44 PM


I want to ask question about  this Tsuba ( My first impression was Owari district sukashi tsuba )
The size is 65 x 62 mm , the thickness  ~ 3,5 mm
The surface has a dark silver shine - cast copy ?
Tsuba has numerous granular tekkotsu - best seen in mimi .
The theme of this tsuba is Miho no Matsubara - seashore with  beautiful  pine trees and scenic view of Mount Fuji , the design is rather rare.
In the book "SUKASHI TSUBA" by Kokubo Kenichi 1968 I found a similar tsuba .
Could it be Kanayama tsuba?



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#2 MauroP


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 12:47 PM

The very same tsuba is also reported as Kanayama in "Early Japanese Sword Guards: Sukashi Tsuba" by Sasano al p.118.
I think we need better photos of your tsuba to give an educated opinion on true Kanayama vs. cast copy.
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Posted 05 March 2017 - 05:04 PM

I agree with Mauro, need better pics to be sure.

My instinct says cast, color is off and is the same throughout the whole plate including the sukashi walls. The openwork elements also seem a bit crowded and muddy. I'd expect a real Kanayama guard to be a bit thicker as well.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

Copy, IMHO.

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