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Kanayama Tsuba



Small Kanayama sukashi tsuba 6.6 cm x 6.3 cm. (2.625" x 2.5").  Good plate with fine tekotsu.  The one hitsuana has a shakudo sekigane, the other a gold sekigane. I have had a good deal of trouble identifying this tsuba, so I asked Skip Holbrook, who said, 'Very fine iron bones.  The square construction of the seppa dai, and the fact that it gets thinner -- I'd say Kanayama.  The owner really thought a lot of this tsuba.'    By telephone he added that this is early Kanayama before they were making the heavier more functional pieces.