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I would have said Akasaka. From the photos it looks a little worse for ware or that could just be a bad pic.

 

Rob M

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It is an Akasaka design but the 'cloud' lines that run across the tsuba are quite thick and it does look a bit too chunky

Better images would help

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Propably Akasaka or Myochin , the same motif : haze ( kasumi )  in positive silhouette at daybreak below .Left to right : Akasaka , Tosa Myochin Ki Toshio and Myochin Nobuyoshi .

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My son once asked me if his Mother would like to go out to dinner.  "Dunno", I said "Alaska".

 

I saw that joke in an Archie comic when I was a kid 65 years ago, never forgot it.  Thanks for the opportunity Dale.

 

BaZZa.

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Luis

To get back to your question of value - it is a bit like asking how high is up, whatever someone is prepared to pay. Have a look at these similar pieces.

http://nihonto.us/AKASAKA%20BIRD.htm

https://www.catawiki.com/l/22031053-akasaka-school-daisho-tsuba-set-sukashi-piece-depicting-the-subject-oborozuki-zu-shrouded-moon-Japan-1600-1867-edo-period

https://soryu.pl/collections/tsuba/products/cloud-sukashi-akasaka-tsuba-nbthk-hozon-tosogu

 

They are not exactly the same design but close. 

 

Also what appears to be an even more rough piece- no price given http://tetsugendo.com/kodogu/FT-189_Akasaka.html

 

Hope this helps. 

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When Akasaka Tsuba cuts the inside of mimi diagonally, it leaves the mark of the tagane as a decoration.

Mr. Sasano shows a sample of the 4th generation Tadatoki. It's more regular, not random.

I don't know if Myochin Tsuba is an exception.

 

四代彦十郎忠時 鋤下鏨


 

 

Yas

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When Akasaka Tsuba cuts the inside of mimi diagonally, it leaves the mark of the tagane as a decoration.

Like this...

 

[warning, there is a hook in this one.]

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This OP's tsuba or a similar tsuba is on ebay 124198127954 $690 sellers in Japan it states.

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[warning, there is a hook in this one.]

If you see the hook ... don't bite (大野)

 

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If you see the hook ... don't bite (大野)

It isn't 大野.  That has been a favorite school of mine for about 20 years.

This tsuba marks the first shot across the bow that something might have gone downhill at the NBTHK around 2014ish in my opinion.

I think last year was the last NBTHK shinsa I would do for fittings.

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The subject tsuba does not have Akasaka quality to me, even the Tosa Myochin were typically more highly skilled.

Tagane sukashi sometimes seen in the rim by the Akasaka yondai is sometimes carved without the trace of tagane, so may be Akasaka school work. The "hidden chisel" by the Tosa Myochin is absent, and so probably not one of theirs. 

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