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 Post subject: Owari sukashi
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:31 pm 
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Hi all, I recently purchased this Momoyama Owari sukashi I have had my eye on for a while. Fairly classic design and at 81mm x 80mm x 5.5mm it is a nice size. One of the traits here that I find most interesting is the mimi, and the obvious fold line that appears in it (it covers about 30% of the mimi). it is almost like the tsuba was made from a two plate construction, though I am not suggesting that at all. I assume the original plate was forged, then folded and forged again before shaping.

It shows ever so slightly I believe on the sukshi walls, noteably on one of the hitsu ana.

I cannot nay that I have seen this so clearly before in an Owari guard before ( I will also note that I got it to jump out a bit with some clever lighting etc) and wondered if it was a normal trait in Owari works.

I really love the iron on this guard, its been well forged and is in really good condition.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6144/593 ... 2719_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6132/593 ... 9b4a_b.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6144/593 ... 6a64_b.jpg

Cheers

Rich

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 Post subject: Re: Owari sukashi
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:38 am 
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That is a beaut. :geek: Lovely example of that class of tsuba.


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 Post subject: Re: Owari sukashi
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:09 am 
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Beautiful. Wonder if any other fellow forumite would like to post similar examples.
I'm intrigued by the folds. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Owari sukashi
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:50 am 
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Thanks guys, yes Carlo, that would be a neat idea.

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