12 - 13 July 2005
With signature Ishiguro Masayoshi, Edo Period (17th-18th Century)
A shakudo nanako round tsuba with a hawk assaulting monkeys sheltering in a rocky overhang by a waterfall, carved in high relief with iroe zogan, the reverse with a waterfall and bamboo grasses
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Accompanied by a Tokubetsu Kicho Kodogu [Sword Fitting Especially Worthy of Preserving] certificate no.1087, issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai [Society for the Preservation of the Japanese Art Sword] on 3 December 1972.
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