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#1 Yves55

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:33 PM

Copycat  :unsure: or mumei 'Natsuo'...?

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Measures: 6,8 x 6,2 x 0,47 cm

 

I found this in Kanzan Sato's book "The Japanese Sword" (Japanese Arts Library) on page 169:

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#2 Geraint

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:42 PM

Yves,

 

We all love an optimist but.......  Even before the damage to the tsuba you illustrate was it a sublime bit of metalwork?  Natsuo is one of the greats for very good reasons.  Start by looking at the hitsu.

 

All the best.


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#3 Kurikata

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:55 PM

A copy frequently seen on EBay.. Too bad.
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#4 Gunome

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:24 PM

Modern copper copy
I had the same one mounted on my iaito
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