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Sure is a unique example. One would think if it's ordered, created and tested in that order the could've planned the tang. I suppose it's the same thing with mekugi ana. Practicality first.

 

The koshirae though doesn't really complement the sword (in my opinion), but again, surely unusual. Anyone who can tell / inform me on the tsuba? 

The habaki might be worth adding in 'the habaki' topic, imposing little piece. Gold over copper with silver waves? 

 

 

Edit:

I'm not familiar with the following terms for habaki or otherwise. Does it indicate inside/outside, as in a 2 construction habaki?

 

Uwagai: Silver wave carving,

Shitagai: Copper with details in gold unusual shape

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