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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes
    Elliott Long

"Masterpiece Ko Katchushi tsuba with dote mimi, iron thin plate. The rim is peculiar to armorer's tsuba. Also, if you look closely at this background, there is a thin inlay, which seems to have been added later. Perhaps, it is considered that the samurai who inherited the tsuba later carved a pattern like a family crest inlay.
The sukashi openings represent the moon and its reflection, and a star?." (Long)

Dimensions: Height 83.9mm, Width 82.4mm. Thick mimi 3mm to 38mm, Face base 2.8mm to 3mm.


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A Collaboration of Robert E. Haynes and Elliott D. Long

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