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Shonai Tsuba NBTHK Hozon - Trade for Fittings Book


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Hey all,

I still stop by daily, just things have been slow.


Looking to move some things in my collection along as I focus on certain makers, styles etc. So I thought this would be a good trade idea.


My offer:

Shonai school tsuba. NBTHK Hozon. Paper reads (PDF will be provided, translated by Markus Sesko):


mangetsu matsugae no zu tsuba (満⽉松ヶ枝図鐔) ‒ Tsuba depicting full moon and pine branch 
Unsigned: Shōnai (庄内)
aorigata, iron, tsuchime finish, kōsuki and kebori, sukidashibori, uchikaeshi-mimi
According to the result of the shinsa committee of our society, we judge this work as authentic 
and rank it as Hozon Tōsōgu.
January 17, 2014


It's very nice in hand. Katana size, I can grab measurements if requested.


My ask:

A fittings book as trade. Can be all fittings, tsuba specific, kozuka specific, Museum collections, etc anything I don't have. I can't list my library but think along the lines of not common would be considered. Please respond by PM, so thread does not get complicated.






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9 hours ago, b.hennick said:

I understand that you are looking for a trade. It would help to know how much you think the tsuba is worth. 

I am asking trade as value to me of a great fittings book is more than an item I am moving from collection. With Hozon, a great condition Shonai, and given time to really look at it it's a serene motif, this tsuba would be valued around $500-$600 IMO. I know of few books in that range.

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