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Japanese Wakizashi Tsuba 

Japanese iron Wakizashi tsuba. Round shape (maru gata). Tsuba with three holes (holes for storing or histsu-ana) the main center hole (nakago-ana) for the blade, one for the Kozuka (small short knife) and on for the Kogai (decorative tool used for tying or pinning hair). Simple design tsuba that appears to be a marsh type scene with several flying birds. Size approx 2 1/2 inches X 2 5/8 inches. The main center hole for blade approx 1/4 inches wide X 1 1/16 long. Believe this is Edo period (1603-1867).

Additional notes:
The diameter of an average katana tsuba is 3.0 to 3.1 inches (7.5 to 8 cm).
The diameter of a typical wakizashi tsuba is 2.4 to 2.6 inches (6.2-6.6 cm).
The diameter of a typical tanto tsuba is 1.8 to 2.4 inches (4.5-6 cm).

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Item # 
SJ-275

$100.