Iron with basket-work effect and a crest. 2 holes for extra cord, which is somewhat unusual. On the whole, poor. Paulownia crest of Tokugawa family. Holes for cord is an affectation of very old style.
Gift of Sarah Frishmuth
[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23 no.11
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