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Momoyama Owari Tsuba
A Momoyama Owari sukashi tsuba. 6.92 cm x 6.71 cm x 5.6 mm. Excellent deep blue black color, and excellent long lineal tekotsu in the rim. Shakudo sekigane, one half plug is missing. My inclination would be to remove the sekigane rather than have another made, but I will leave that to the next owner. There is an impact crack on the rim, and the mimi slightly widens at that point. My guess is that it was hit by something like a war hammer. I regard this damage as I do kirikomi on a blade, proof of battle worthiness.