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On a small percentage of '98 tsuba, there is an appendage that is a small loop of brass, that is always in the same place. I doubt it has anything to do with a locking mechanism as all the swords have a lock of some kind. The examples here have a push button lock, the other an Iida  lock. 

Can anyone help with identification? 

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John, That would be my thought too. A guy I know in the army told me the primary use of tassels wasn’t rank at the beginning, but to replace the loop of cavalry swords so that within a charge, the sword could not only stay within the hand and wasn’t twisted backwards by the momentum. So that could be it.

 

As for the crown section not going through, I’m sure there are ways to tie the tassel without the crown needing to go through this.

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Yep, by passing the flat end of the tassel through the appendage, removing the satute, and knotting around sarute, then refit the sarute it works.  

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I have a funny feeling that this has been discussed before, but alas I cannot remember where.

In the appendage section???  (I just LUV double entendres...)

 

BaZZa.

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Actually, my first reply would have been :”I can’t help you with your appendage as I’m too busy with mine!” :D

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