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#1 lumhechati

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:55 PM

I wanted to see the different TSUBA'S they are pretty awesome,even the Oldest would be cool.here'a mine 2 dragons in a Forrest with open filigree.1498239008458.jpg 1498239006310.jpg IMAG1088.jpg IMAG1091.jpg IMAG1270.jpg thank you RoyIMAG1271.jpg   thanks Roy hope to see them i think mine is a namban 


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#2 Jean

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:14 PM

Undoubtedly namban, Roy :)
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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:41 AM

I only have one and it's nothing special, but it's Friday so here it is:

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#4 almeister

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:09 AM

Hi
I have these 2 which i posted a while back under motif/theme
Members gave 2 possibilities
1- Handaka Sonja - 1 of 16 of Budda's apostles who was known for his dragon
2- Sennin Chinnan - the wandering hermit who would thrust his cane into the ground to awaken the dragon to merge up into the sky & open up rain clouds in drought stricken areas
I still don't know which of the 2 ?
Nevertheless they are happily mounted on a pair of blades
Cheers AlanK
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#5 Guido Schiller

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 03:29 AM

I still don't know which of the 2 ?

 

I'm pretty sure the tsuba depict Bashikō Sennin 馬師皇仙人.



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 05:03 AM

very nice it's incredible how they made these and the age is awesome 


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#7 lumhechati

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 05:07 AM

I wish knew what or who could have made it.One side is covering up the center where maybe could've have writing(i wish) is Namban good??


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 07:56 PM

A few tsuba I have. Can someone gives me the school if not the maker.

The last one copper must be a Nara, then second oneperhaps Akasaka, then Higo, then first one (tortoise and crane) ?

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:04 PM

my two favorites

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:29 PM

Nice look really shogun
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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:19 PM

yeah i collect phoenix tosogu


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 12:54 AM

I was trying to figure out if this was only for namban or what, but it looks like it isn't, so...

 

If you've seen my rants at all in the past, you know I've got a lot of my faves posted on youtube or in various formats on the kodogu no sekai facebook page:

 

https://www.facebook...66005023454853/

 

but...

 

One of the great perks of shooting tosogu for people is getting to see some amazing fittings in hand.  Unfortunately the downside of that is that they sometimes become available. Another downside is that often when I'm busy I don't get to shoot my own pieces - this is one of these times :sad:  I finally just gave up on waiting to have a moment to reshoot this and went back to my ol' raw files and picked a couple of out-takes:

 

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Not what I normally collect, but....

 

I'll get to reshoot it eventually... I hope :-/

 

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 01:17 AM

Great great tsuba Rich

 

love its in the wild and other side kept.


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 01:23 AM

struggled with which dragon to post

 

It has to be the one most elusive, coming out of the mist, to capture what we mortals seek in life!

 

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 01:55 AM

Wonderful tsuba very rich culture and history's window of the past
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Posted 02 July 2017 - 06:38 AM

rkg,

 

RYUHOGEN is one of my favorites too, I can understand the pull this piece has on you.  Wonderful.

 

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 04:50 AM

I have this kumoryu, which I'm totally fond of.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 05:17 AM

I bought this papered Heianjo beauty six weeks ago from Nick:

 

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#19 lumhechati

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 01:10 PM

That's really nice I can't never get tired of these Tsubas. Roy
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Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:34 PM

Kimmo S-

 

Please consider a loan to my collection for a month, (0r sell...?..lol) youll have your pick to hold while yours will be in front and center of my collection.

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 07:05 PM

My 2 last purchases, early yamagane guards, circa 1500:

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Notice the huge nakago ana on the second relative to it's size, giving away that it was once mounted as an uchigatana.


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 10:54 PM

A tsuba that some of you may find interesting, an old venerable tsuba with some history, a fighting mans tsuba.

 

Iron plate, 2mm thickness at the nakago-ana and 8.5 cm diameter, possibly larger when first made, Circa 1400

 

The tsuba started off with a typical sized blade but then the nakago-ana was opened up to house a different kind of weapon, possibly an armour smashing type of weapon. Later on it again housed a typical sized blade

 

Around1600, the Kogai-ana, shakudo rim and inlay of clouds and dragons was added, possibly gold, good to know someone thought it worth keeping and decorating.

 

Not in the best of condition, but my favourite, still plenty of old remnant lacquer.

 

Edit, pics gone super massive, so condition looks worse than it really is, so tried another  :laughing:

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#23 lumhechati

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Posted 09 July 2017 - 07:58 AM

SWEET :clap:


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:23 PM

Attached are my favorites.  The first is fairly obvious...Masakata Choshu.  The second...I'm not so sure but it matches the other Koshirae elements well.

 

Comments are welcomed!

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 12:06 AM

Ben,

Masakata Bushū-Itō school, not Chōshū.

The other tsuba could be Edo Higo or Kumagai school.

Bye, Mauro


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:30 AM

A favorite daisho of mine with beautifully executed nanako.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:38 AM

Now, there is some excellent craftsmanship! :thumbsup:

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:38 AM

I have shared this before but there are many new members.. And i do just love this tsuba

It reads:

"Like the bonfires that go swiftly up river with the cormorant fishers on these short nights, how swift the skies of the 6th month".

 

Signed

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Sanan sato bito (i think)

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:35 PM

A really nice tsuba shown in the previous post that I hadn't seen before

 

This is my 'poem' tsuba and has been shown before

I like this one because it took absolutely ages to get translated and was finally done with a NMB member

It is faint in the images

 

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Edit because I forgot to add the translation

 

Tôku nari chikaku narumi no hama chidori naku koe ni michihi o zo shiru   
遠くなりち可久なるみの者ま千鳥 名具音耳満干をぞ志類
The poem goes back to a samurai warrior poet, military tactician, and Buddhist monk Ôta Dôkan (太田道灌), 1432-1486
Prior to a battle Dôkan was sent at night to check the tides, his response are the words on this tsuba:
“The distant and the near cries of the plovers on the beach,  that is how you know about ebb and flow.”
 


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 09:48 PM

Here is the first Tsuba I get, for many years now.

 

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I have no idea about the maker or school.


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