New York, Park Avenue
22 October 1992
A KATCHUSHI SCHOOL TSUBA
MUROMACHI PERIOD (CIRCA 1400)
The iron plate has an open-cornered, four-lobed shape (inome kirikome mokko). The plate surface is covered with bold punch marks in a circular pattern on both sides. The hitsu-ana appears original. The plate has some slight iron bones in the edge--height 8.0cm., width 8.2cm., thickness 3.25mm.
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