Dagger Handguard (Tsuba) with Openwork (Sukashi)
This is an antique handguard (tsuba) made of forged iron. It has openwork (sukashi) designs consisting of four sword points and two sets of Japanese ginger (myōga). It is sized to fit a dagger (tanto). The handguard is the work of the Owari group located in Owari Province circa the middle Edo Period early to mid-18th Century. It accepted nice with gold and the copper-gold alloy (shakudō) inserts likely made by the local Owari Kinkō group.
The handguard measures 6.0 cm (2.4 inches) wide by 6.4 cm (2.5 inches) high. The rim of the handguard is 0.5 cm (0.2 inches) thick. It is unsigned by the artist. The condition of this antique sword handguard is excellent.
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