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#1 kissakai

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 10:56 AM

Hi

I recently bought this from a NMB member and I wondered if anyone knew what the cutouts on the hitsuana are for?

I assume the petal shape is just a generic shape rather than a specific flower

 

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#2 Shinto23

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 11:06 AM

Hi Grev,

 

I assume you mean the small cut outs at the top of the Kozuka-ana and at the bottom of the Kogai-ana? I am wondering if these were from a previous design and the the hitsu-ana were added later..? Nice Tsuba BTW.

 

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#3 MauroP

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 11:56 PM

Maybe a rudder (舵透図 - kaji sukashi no zu)?

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#4 kissakai

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:58 AM

I'm not sure but I don't think they were added later

Rudder would be a good call but why!

Apart from some Namban tsuba I've never seen hitsu ana as a design feature


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