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Beautiful,

but pretty uncommon,

noticeable artist freedom just as

with the samegawa or wood laquered tsuba.

Also thanks for showing this,

I got the idea of buying one of those modern

cheap chineese jade pendant and 

putting a nakago ana on it.

Has someone attempted this before?

I think that done correctly,the result might

be a great unique piece.

 

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It's not my taste. A Jade Tsuba make no sense. Looks like "kitsch"  ;-)

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Josh,

why should one try this?

Yes, it would be unique, but not an original, not of good quality, and of course not a TSUBA, so it will be nothing more than just a decoration piece.

By the way, Jade is difficult to work with, I have heard!  

..... got the idea of buying one of those modern

cheap chineese jade pendant and 

putting a nakago ana on it......
 

I think that done correctly,the result might

be a great unique piece.

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Josh,

 

why should one try this?

 

Yes, it would be unique, but not an original, not of good quality, and of course not a TSUBA, so it will be nothing more than just a decoration piece.

 

By the way, Jade is difficult to work with, I have heard!  

I'm talking about doing it on a practical katana,Iato,

of course it wouldn't be original nor good quality and wouldn't have place

on my Tsuba collection.And by the way,if you add a nakago ana,

ANYTHING can be a tsuba,just like those early tsubas made

with the back of chinesse mirrors  :-?

Just a different approach,

there is no accounting for tastes.  :thumbsup:

But yeah,the main problem here would be

avoiding the fracture of the Jade.

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Tsuba is part of a deadly weapon not part of a toy?

A Tsuba made out of jade is like glass. If it gehts hit it broke in thousend pieces? You or another could get hurt.

For me it make no sense.

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Yet,

even if uncommon on Japanese swords,

there have been a lot of historical jian swords with jade fittings,

and Jian swords were also deadly weapons,no toys,

so why so serious about them in Japanese swords?

 

Pd:In Iaido i ment to use on individual katas

not parry or anything, i know what jade is  :dunno:

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I've never seen a tsuba like this one. Obviously is a pure academic exercise by the artist but it'd be nice to discover if it's just an isolated case or had some purpose. Shakudo/shibuichi tsuba from Edo jidai already are items crafted with aesthetic in mind rather then practical use, but this one as hand guard is useless. Maybe thought as a gift to a temple or a shrine, like the many bone/ivory koshirae mounted swords (sword shaped steel...).

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A lot of chinese influence in these,

Jade is quite important in chinese culture

as it symbolised wisdom,power,wealth...

But overall,it was like a status symbol, so

it wouldn't be surprising to find some of these,wich

were most likely been mounted in swords owned

by chinese who moved to Japan.

but i would still say they are quite rare or at least

uncommon,

Peace,

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This Jade Tsuba could have been a Netsuke or Okimono, various examples of such Netsuke in form of a Tsuba exist, some made of wood, others of lacquer. Things like that where appreciated as an Interpretation of a common thing just made from an uncommon material.

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