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San Mai Tsuba


A sanmai tsuba, which were made up of two thins plates, hammered into molds, then affixed to a copper core, then a fukurin added.  This saved on the expense of adding gold to the entire plate, and the cost of artisans laboriously adding nanako and carving images.  The Yugo of tsuba.  Historically interesting.    6.92 cm x 6.8 cm x 3.8 mm.     $50

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