Katana Handguard (Tsuba) with Fine Openwork (Sukashi)
This is an antique handguard (tsuba) made of forged iron. It has a large negative openwork (kage-sukashi) design of the wild goose flying over pine trees. The handguard is sized to fit a long sword (katana). The handguard is the work of Akasaka School circa the middle Edo Period early to mid-18th Century. While unsigned by the artist who made the handguard, I think it is the work of the 5th generation Tadatoki (忠時).
The handguard measures 7.5 cm (3.0 inches) wide by 7.6 cm (3.0 inches) high. The rim of the handguard is 0.6 cm (0.2 inches) thick. It is unsigned by the artist who made it. The condition of this antique sword handguard is excellent.
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