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Picked up this large katchushi tsuba at a military fair. Normally not the place to found a tsuba. Diameter is 9.5 cm. From my novice point of view it's  beautiful crafted. What do you guys think of this tsuba? Feel free to comment. 

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Hi Ed, given the size and patina, my first impressions are that it’s modern, but a  nice piece and, as you say, well crafted. I’m sure you’ll get some better informed comments than mine. 

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16 minutes ago, Shugyosha said:

Hi Ed, given the size and patina, my first impressions are that it’s modern, but a  nice piece and, as you say, well crafted. I’m sure you’ll get some better informed comments than mine. 

Hi John, thank you for your opinion. Highly appreciated. The colors are in reality darker. I was expecting it was made in the Edo period. 

Regards, Ed

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I do like the size and the hammered (not aged) irregularity of the iron. The sukashi seems a little off in its presentation and the plug in the hiitsu ana is not fitted as well as is usually seen. I go with a modern piece, also.

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19 hours ago, Kanenaga said:

When mounted on a tachi -- as its ancestors were intended to do -- won't the gorinto(?) be upside down?

 

Gorinto tsuba always seem to present this way.

Nice Tosho TH one attached.

 

I've never seen one mounted.

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