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Kozuka with Rare Motif

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I have been looking for a whale themed piece for a long time. They are indeed rare. This one is up now at Touken Matsumoto:

https://www.touken-matsumoto.jp/eng/product_details_e.php?prod_no=KOZ-1796

 

So hang ups are:

- can the kozuka be removed from the gatana? Maybe it's stuck?

- the dragon add on motif seems out of character for whale themed pieces I have seen

 

Just sharing a few thoughts.

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Jeremiah,

 

I think it's an excellent example, from the bashing at the mouth of the kozuka it appears to be possibly soldered though, if it were stuck it would have likely come free.   As for the dual motif, I think it makes the piece more interesting.

 

-S-

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Jeremiah,

 

I think it's an excellent example, from the bashing at the mouth of the kozuka it appears to be possibly soldered though, if it were stuck it would have likely come free.   As for the dual motif, I think it makes the piece more interesting.

 

-S-

Thanks StevenK, always like your input. 

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No need to speculate, just send them an email - they speak English, and are generally very friendly and helpful.

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Generelly speaking I like the kozuka, especially the whale-eye and wave work, but the dragon seems somewhat off in terms of execution. Also some condition issues...

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