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Dragon in the Clouds Katana Tsuba - Edo Period Japanese Sword Fitting

Dragon in the Clouds Katana Tsuba - Edo Period Japanese Sword Fitting
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$575.00

Very tastefully executed katana tsuba showing a Dragon in the Clouds motif. Attractive dragon with very fine detail contrasts very nicely with the plain surface of the majority of the tsuba. The front shows the dragon's head, one leg and tail. The reverse shows just one small body segment and about an inch away from that just two toes, supporting the idea the sometimes less is more. Large size measures 8.5cm from top to bottom, 8.0cm from left to right, about 4.5mm thick and weighs just about 5.1 ounces. The two holes on the bottom left intended to tie the sword down when on horseback. Lovely sword fitting.

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