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Hizen Namban Tsuba



An early Edo Hizen Namban signed, Tadahiro.  The same kanji as the sword smith, but clearly a different hand.  7.78 cm x 7.29 cm x 3..9 mm.  Mimi and dragons done in silver nunome, which is intact.  Not listed in The Index of Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Artists, by Robert Haynes, or in Wakiyama's, Toso Kodogu Meiji Taikei.                   

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