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A large well carved tsuba of a viper, signed Todai Zokuhen (Guard of Ueno Park) Hidetomo Saku. Shinchu with a silver eye and a shakudo puple, and a red alloy in the mouth. 7.73 cm x 7.07 cm x 4.4 mm to 8.5 mm. Haynes H 01173.0. He was active in the nineteenth century. There seems to be only one example of his work recorded. There is a possibility that H 01174.0 might be the same artist. Excellent condition. $4,100.