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  1. Really nice tsuba regardless of what the subject is. Rob M
  2. Interesting to see what I presume is museum collection ref no 59 actually stamped rather than painted. Rob m
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    A gift part 2

    So my father also gave me this tsuba as a birthday gift. He said that despite the rust he enjoyed the design and was fascinated on how such tiny holes could be drilled (and even how the drill it's self could be sharpened) would the design be shippo? The mei..I've tried. Perhaps Kofu ju..?
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    A gift

    I was given this tsuba as a birthday gift. Its 7cmx6.6x0.3cm depicting a village scene inlaid in copper. Tsuchime finish with a fukurin (not sure what type of metal?) Would it be a hammer or a liadle depicted? I guess late edo Shoami work? Many thanks Rob M
  5. Which UK dealer is that? Rob M
  6. It's certainly is "chunky" in parts, but I feel it still has that Alaska style.
  7. I would have said Akasaka. From the photos it looks a little worse for ware or that could just be a bad pic. Rob M
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    Hot stamps

    I presume this would be classed as a tempo tsuba. Ive been reading the excellent article below. I see the hatched kakine but can't identify the other? http://www.users.on.net/~coxm/?page=TsubaII
  9. Thank you all for your help Rob m
  10. Could someone be so kind to translate this mei. I've spent a few hours trying but have come up with just saku as the final kanji ????
  11. Looking for a mounted wakizashi in good state of polish in the UK as I'm not a fan of dealing with customs at the moment.
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    eBay regrets

    Hi Mario, I've heard of shakudo rims being added but never iron. Does anyone have an example?
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    eBay regrets

    Was bought from a fellow UK seller, I'm not familiar with Daimyo54.
  14. Doesn't the markings on the stand show where the rim was removed?
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    eBay regrets

    Some of the tendrils are carved in 3d overlapping without touching. Not something I have seen before on bushu or choshu tsuba.
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    eBay regrets

    Was bored from lockdown and from the fairly poor eBay pics it looked OK for a low bid. It almost has a nanban style look with shakudo insert in ana. Personally I find the design pleasing but the execution lacking.
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    eBay regrets

    So picked this up last minute on eBay based on some average photos. What bugs me is the lack of attention to detail in the rim where it's plain uneven in parts. Any ideas on school (hizen?) or just late Edo period hobby work?
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    Yamagane tsuba

    Do you think this yamagane tsuba would date from the muromachi / Momoyama period? 7x7x0.4cm. The photos make it appear much lighter than it is in the hand. Many thanks Rob M
  19. Initialy I would have said Kinai.
  20. Recieved today, looks even better than original photo.
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    Tsuba ID

    Thanks for the comments both. There is cross hatching on both sides of the seppa dai (something I haven't noticed before, with remnants of silver which I thought was just patina wear) The hatching even covers the mei. I presume with its original silver surface the mandate would have really stood out.
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    Tsuba ID

    Hi chaps, would you consider the design of this tsuba to be hanchiman-za (opening at the top of kabuto?) It's signed kunihiro, any ideas on school and what the design near the rim represents? 6.5 x 6 X 0.5
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