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  1. Adamt

    lost armor

    Such a shame... I couldn’t see a kabuto pictures but the rest would have been magnificent as a set. so much better items to buy on yahoo but I just can’t really work it all out so I just stick to eBay 😞
  2. It does intrigue me why not file this section a little bit more to create a perfect piece... would it have been a hard task back then to warrant the extra work? It’s always been my understanding that the Japanese produced high quality works back then or am I being way to critical and comparing this piece internet pictures of possibly high end works. would it more common in earlier edo as tools were more cruder so it was actually really hard to get the pieces to a high standard thanks everyone for their input... I am learning a lot from this piece
  3. Here is a picture of hopefully both the rim and the inlay as I was unable to add two pictures to the thread
  4. Thanks everyone for their thoughts... I will take some close up pictures to find out some more information from this piece. just out of interest why is it called pierced... would one hole be punched then a saw used to cut the shape or is it done with a hammer and chisel and punched out.... would files had been used too? just wondering why the piece has a few flat spots in the curves and other parts are not totally even and straight
  5. I would like to thank everyone for their time and comments on a previous thread on a signed tsuba.. I disregarded that piece but ended up being lucky enough that Nihonto Australia was coming to my city and brought a heap of tsuba to have a look at and buy. Thanks John having read Kokubo's Ten Rules of Tsuba Collecting I followed rule number 3.., Respect and learn from other collector's opinions and knowledge... so after narrowing the choice to a few I asked some other collectors in the room their thoughts and they steered me towards this piece... a Japanese version of ying and yang... I was worried that the cut outs didn’t really look like they were finished to a high standard as they were not overly straight and symmetrical but I really was drawn to all the inlay work...Their advice was it was old and not to worry... it wasn’t until hours later at home I finally saw the ying yang shape the others were seeing... I was concentrating on the ugly U misshaped voids not the iron that was still there... Ah...you need to look at what’s there...not what you don’t have.....as soon as that thought popped into my head my next thought was... wow I need to live life like this motto too. sorry the story is so long but for those who read it I thought I would share. I’m not sure what the Japanese meaning of this piece is but now when ever I look or think about it to me it means “only look at what you have and don’t worry about what’s not there...” Hopefully I chosen well and it’s a good piece.. mid edo? what thoughts do you all have on the shape, it’s meaning and the school it’s from?
  6. oh no I am not schooled in ancient burial techniques so I guess he can stay where he lay! would any of the below be a good first edo era tsuba to start the collection? none are signed so not sure if that matters
  7. Thanks everyone for their opinions, for sure happy to post more pictures... what’s everyone’s thoughts on this piece... here is a picture of both sides. it has come up for sale locally and like the fact it’s possibly signed by the maker. any idea on a time period this maker may have made this? At first I thought it was rather ugly with the foo dog slapped on the side but something Keeps drawing me back to it..
  8. Hi all, Can anyone translate the signature on this tsuba and any information on its maker? thanks In advance
  9. Hello all, Would anyone be able to read what is on this tsuba? would this be the makers signature and if so what does it say? thanks in advance
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