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Kiminori Court Hat Sukashi Tsuba



An important small tsuba signed Yamashiro Kuni Koru Ju / Kiminori Hanko.   A very interesting tsuba, the sukashi is a court hat, Koru is the old name for the capital Kyoto, and the Kimi kanji is associated with nobility and the court.  6 cm x 5.77 cm  x 3.4 mm. Excellent color and condition,  it just needs some light cleaning to remove a few rust spots, which are not as bad as they look.  Wonderful granular tekotsu throughout.   Robert Haynes did not have a record of this smith, so this will be the reference piece in future publications.                           $575

Closer to The Correct Color, But Not As Dead As This


Detail of Tekotsu


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