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Tsuba made of shibuichi for tanto, mokko shape.
An image of a flying goose and a grass under snow is made of various metals inlay.

In Japanese tradition wild goose is a symbol of the male principle. Besides, wild geese are associated with autumn, because they are migrating to Japan islands for the winter.

For tanto.
No inscription. Nara style.
Age - end of Edo era.
Shibuichi, iroe takaniku zogan with shakudo, gold and silver.
Mokko gata, kaku mimi koniku; 5,9 х 4,8 x 0,4 cm.

karigane zu shibuichi ji mokko gata iroe takaniku zogan kaku mimi koniku
雁金図

四分一地

木瓜形

色繪

高肉象嵌

角耳小肉


無銘

奈良

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