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Tsuba 7

Product No: TS – 007.
Product name. Tsuba, will be sent to you in nice original Kiri box.
Mei. Mumei.  Attribute to Higo Hayashi 3rd generation.
Shape. Nada Maru Gata.
Material. Iron.
Image/design. Nine Cherry blossom Mon’s.
Provence, area. Higo.
Era. 江戸 Edo period.
Date. 天明 Temmei 1781-1789, end of 18th Century 1785.



Height 78mm
Width 76mm
Thickness 5  mm



NBTHK Certificate KOSHU TOKUBETSU KICHO (blue papers) – “Special Extraordinary Work”.
Other certificate n/a
Condition Tsuba is in a good condition.



Additional Information: The judgment on the authentic as expressed in the description above was confirmed by,

“Nippon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyokai” (NBTHK) with the following certifigate’s:

Koshu Tokubetsu Kicho (blue papers) – “Special Extraordinary Work”. Shōwa ju san roku nen ku gatsu ni ju yon hi 昭和三十六年九月二十四日, September 24th, 1961.

The two designs are reproduced to startling effect. Both the Kuyō (nine stars) and Cherry blossom Mon were used by the Hosokawa Daimyō under whose patronage Matashichi worked.

The iron surface bears a good patina of age, the iron texture is excellent and gives you a powerful feeling.

History: The technique on this Tsuba is often used by Ko-Tosho (old swordsmith) and Ko-Katchushi (old armor maker).

The tsuba is derived from the famous Dr.Walter Compton Colletion. The Tsuba is bought at auction on March 31st, 1992 by Christie’s in New York.


Price € 1750,– (Shipping and insurance fees are not included in the price).