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Odd Sekigane


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Probably a modern made addition done so the tsuba could be mounted without installing 'proper' sekigane or hammering the steel around the ana to fit a nakago.

Adding sekigane can potentially damage the patina on the tsuba as you have to hammer it in to position which is a lot easier to write/say than do.

I sold the tsuba below a long time ago and the new owner wanted to mount it so I made the 'odd' sekigane to facilitate that. I made the ana undersized so the new owner just had to file the sekigane a little for a perfect fit.


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The piece that started the thread sure looks like somebody just used part of a habaki or something.  I've probably posted these here somewhere before, but.... here's a couple of pieces I have with sekigane that surrounded the blade (at least at some point in one case):






(Richard George)






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