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Myochin School Iron Tsuba with Sukashi Decoration of Ship's Rudders

Myochin School Iron Tsuba with Sukashi Decoration of Ship's Rudders


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1700: Item # 1333823
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A katchushi (or armorer's) tsuba, probably Myochin, with pierced decoration of ship's rudders (the significance being a comparison of rudders steering a ship to values guiding a Samurai's life choices.) The strong, homogenous, dense iron plate with only light tekkotsu and smooth to the touch. Dark patina. Momoyama to early Edo. Good condition: Lamination folds with openings evident on the surface of one side. Ex Skip Holbrook collection. 3 3/32" x 3 1/16" x 1/8" (7.8 cm x 7.7 cm x .32 cm)