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Iit doesn't even look to be properly fitted , looks like someone has shoved part of an habaki in there .

Ian Brooks

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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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Yours looks far more professionally done, Lee, & it explains what might have happened with the tsuba I posted. Thanks!

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Bruno - The tsuba looks better with the partial filling

Thanks Grev!That's mainly why I purchased it. It was in harmony with the global design of the tsuba.

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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):

 

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Best,

rkg

(Richard George)

 

 

 

 

 

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