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Provenance: Elliott D. Long POA
"An iron plate tsuba that was mounted on a large katana, pierced in negative sukashi of a 64 petal kiku (chrysanthemum) flower. The spokes join in the center of the plate to the seppa-dai and single hitsu. The hitsu-ana has a pillow. Upon close and magnified study, all of the spokes are inlaid. This was done with precision and aggrandizes the quality of this piece. The age and quality of the work dates to ca. 1550-1600. The iron appears well forged and finished to represent great strength.
Accompanied with a NBTHK Hozon certificate." (Long)

8.30cm x 8.20cm x 0.60cm

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