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#1 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:14 AM

Tsuba wood-grain 1.jpg Tsuba wood-grain 6.jpg

 

I just picked this up, & am trying to figure out which school it is. Looks brass or bronze, but actually steel.


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#2 Greg F

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 04:51 AM

Hi Ken , A nice interesting tsuba, is the design bamboo and mokume?

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#3 Ken-Hawaii

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 05:37 AM

Yes, exactly, Greg.


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#4 Geraint

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:32 AM

Dear Ken.

 

Nice find!  I don't think Heianjo as the inlay is wrong for them.  You do see this sort of gold work on some Bushu tsuba, though usually rather more of it,  http://onlinecollect...4-e173c233df60 and on radiating line iron tsuba.

 

Enjoy!

 

All the best.


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#5 dominnimod

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:59 PM

I would go with shoami imo, it's very common for this school to use nunome inlay and textures


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#6 MauroP

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:39 PM

Like Jose, I'd also go for Shōami

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:55 AM

A nice pair of tsuba, Mauro!


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#8 MauroP

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 03:41 PM

Hi Ken,
actually I've posted just pics from my NBTHK tsuba database. In my collection I have 3 tsuba quite related to yours, I believe they are Shōami, but unfortunately no certification to prove my feelings.

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