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Fitting, Sword, F46.483

Physical Description

Top of the sheath of a saya (Japanese scabbard). Copper alloy with inlaid gold. Figures a ?deer in leaves. Inscription on top.

Research Notes

Inscribed with "tetsugen do shou raku" and "okamoto nao shige" or "okamoto shouraku". He was one of the best swordmakers in Kyoto. Born in 1722 and passed away in 1786 —Ken Lee




Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 13 x 37 x 23mm

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