Iron Sword Handguard (Tsuba) with Openwork (Sukashi)
This is a iron antique handguard (tsuba) with openwork (sukashi) design of chystaum flower (kikku-hana) into the iron of plate. It was likely made by an armorsmith (katchushi) or associated blacksmith during the early of the Edo Period circa the early to mid-17th Century. The handguard has an applied iron rim that is raised above the surface of the plate.
The handguard measures 7.2 cm (2.9 inches) wide by 7.4 cm (3.0 inches) high. The rim of the handguard is 0.5 cm (0.2 inches) thick. The handguard is unsigned by the artist who made it. The condition for this antique sword handguard overall is very good.
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