Copper Sword Handguard (Tsuba) with Openwork (Sukashi) Design
This handguard (tsuba) with carved and cut openwork (sukashi) design. It is made of unrefined copper (yamagane). The design is that of demon queller (Shōki) hunting a demon (Oni) with this sword. It was made during the 18th Century and is signed: "Ietsugu saku (家次作), Yamato jū (大和住)".
The handguard measures 7.8 cm (3.0 inches) wide by 7.9 cm (3.1 inches) high. The rim of the handguard is 0.5 cm (0.2 inches) thick. The handguard is signed: "Ietsugu saku (家次作), Yamato-jū (大和住)". Overall the condition is excellent.
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