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Katchushi style tsuba - exaggerated large and rough - copy of old masters' work. Made in Bakumatsu (幕末) period - then the works in the style of "Good Old Days" become fashionable.
The inscription, most probably gimei, is Kaneshige - name of two artists of Hoan family, who worked in the end of 17 - beginning of 18 centuries.

Inscription: 兼重 (Kaneshige). Style: katchushi
Age - late Edo.
Iron.
Kakumaru gata, wa mimi; 8,60 х 8,32 x 0,38-0,60 cm.

tetsu ji kakumaru gata wa mimi

鉄地

角丸形

輪耳




兼重

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