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So picked this up last minute on eBay based on some average photos. What bugs me is the lack of attention to detail in the rim where it's plain uneven in parts. Any ideas on school (hizen?) or just late Edo period hobby work?

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Was bored from lockdown and from the fairly poor eBay pics it looked OK for a low bid. It almost has a nanban style look with shakudo insert in ana. Personally I find the design pleasing but the execution lacking.

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Some of the tendrils are carved in 3d overlapping without touching. Not something I have seen before on bushu or choshu tsuba.

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Robert -

 

Not with Nihonto stuff, but I am starting a "Covid boredom" pocket knife collection :laughing:

 

Rich

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Robert,

to me your TSUBA has indeed a HIZEN feeling. The 3 D tendrils and the unusual SEPPA-DAI shape let me think so.

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Dealing with Daimyo54....nuff said.

Haha I could understand your point but It's kinda funny that several years ago I happened across that particular seller by chance and in less than a week I had found a few decent Nihonto. I was on my way to a 4th item (which was a really clean Shobu zukuri O-suriage wakizashi that had zero flaws and was in such a nice polish) But the moment I pulled the trigger another buyer had beat me to it...

 

But since then, nothing. I've been checking daily for years now and have not seen anything close to what I found within that short amount of time.

 

Seems also they've raised their prices quite a bit. They do have some decent yoroi once in a while tho.

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Bought menuki which turned out to be new. Lost on return. Bought a yari, turned out to be new. Now when I see the sellers name,I don't bother to read the listing. There is a thread on this....

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I rather like this one - and for its original owner to bother adding a shakudo insert to one of the hitsuana I think he did too.

 

the carving is slightly naive but I think it gives it more charm than more precise work. From its carving style and the seppa dai shape I would think Hizen. 
 

nice find ! 
 

Michael 

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Bought menuki which turned out to be new. Lost on return. Bought a yari, turned out to be new. Now when I see the sellers name,I don't bother to read the listing. There is a thread on this....

I can see that happening. I see things allot of times that they're advertising as Koto or older that look new.

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Hi Robert, the rim looks like a tomogane-fukurin, i.e. a separate piece made with the same metal, so it could be a later add-on or substitution.

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