Welcome to Samurai Gift, official antique shop of Samurai Museum in Tokyo. Antique Tsuba for Samurai Sword with NBTHK Hozon Certificate (T-466). INCLUDED : Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Hozon Certificate. Shoami-style, Mutsu Inome Sukashi Hatou Zu Tsuba. You would find six heart mark holes; these are the Inome???
This design has been used since ancient times, and it looks similar to the heart mark as mentioned above. As its name implies, the boar's eyes are the origin of this pattern. Some have people believed that the Inome pattern would work as an amulet to protect them from evil spirits or fire. Also, it is said it would bring good luck. Means big waves in Japanese.As you see in this work, the wave pattern is beautifully engraved. Waves' movements continue endlessly; therefore, the wave pattern represents eternity, immortality, longevity, birth, etcetera. People used this pattern wishing for an indomitable spirit to rechallenge time and time without giving up.
Also, since tides repeatedly change the shape and terrain of rocks, some people hoped for a strong will by using this motif. We imagine many Samurais favored this dynamic design. This Tsuba is recognized by The Society for Preservation of Japanese Art Swords, which is known as NBTHK. According to the certificate, this Tsuba was made by a Shoami???A theory says the Shoami school originated in Kyoto prefecture, and in various places and each era, there were many craftsmen who called themselves the Shoami school. The Akita Shoami, the Aizu Shoami, and the Iyo Shoami exceedingly prospered among this school. As this item is an antique, please check each photo and ensure its condition. Tsuba is the hand-guard of the Japanese sword. High-class Samurai wore his katana sword with its beautiful sword mountings such as Tsuba. The front design of Tsuba tends to be more decorative as this part was often seen by other Samurais when he was walking on the streets. Why is it that the sword mounting was important for Samurai? The sword mountings of the Japanese sword have many kinds of decorations such as handguards (Tsuba), sword hilt (Menuki), pommel (Fuchi Kashira). The Japanese sword worked as a weapon and as an object to show who he was. For example, it shows their personalities and beliefs.
You could say that it is like decorations for smartphones today. We recommend you zoom in on the pictures of the sword fittings. When you do so, you can see the skill of Japanese metal engraving techniques. They are mainly made of iron and copper with inlays of gold, silver, and bronze. When it comes to handguard (Tsuba), each one has a different outline and weight.
These sword fittings that have lived with Japanese swords of the same age might be worth as much as the Japanese swords. They are inconspicuous parts of the Japanese sword. Nevertheless, if you are knowledgeable or particular about it, you will become a connoisseur of the Samurai. Please note that These photos are an example of display.Tsuba stand is NOT INCLUDED in this item. BTHK, also known as Nihon Bijutsu Touken Hozon Kyokai (the Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), is one of the oldest Japanese sword appraising organizations in modern-day Japan.
They authenticated the Tsuba on Apr 2nd in the third year of Reiwa (2021). They appraised it as Hozon Tousougu, the Tsuba worth preserving for Japanese society. The purchaser will receive this original certificate as well. Please note that your use of e-bay is governed by the following terms. These Terms are between you and Samurai Museum and govern our respective rights and obligations.
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