posted 29-7-2011 19:00
Отличная цуба. Муха посидела, но недолго.
Конструкция данной цубы: в середке медная пластина, а по краям листы шакудо с собственно дизайном и позолотой, скорее всего штампованые. По риму вся конструкция скреплена кольцом из шакудо, чтобы значит не развалилось.
Данная техника называлась Санмай (Sanmai Tsuba).
"Sanmai tsuba are constructed of three sandwiched plates; a top and bottom plate of shakudo, shibuichi, or nigurome with a center core normally of yamagane(copper). They are bound by a fukurin (rim) which holds the three plates together. This construction can be seen on the interior of the nakago and/or hitsu-ana. The plate decoration is done by a repousse technique, working the design from the back of the plate, sometimes hammered into a pattern mold. Some sanmai tsuba will have the exact same design on both sides; others will have different designs on each side of the tsuba. Commonly the plates will have some type of gold inlay on areas of the design. Each tsuba must be judged individually based on the quality of the plate, core and workmanship. Care must be taken with sanmai tsuba as the plates are relatively soft and the designs easily crushed.
The dating and attribution of this type of tsuba has been a subject of some debate among collectors. Some believe these tsuba are a type of tachi-kanaguchi tsuba. Others feel they are Ko-Kinko (early soft metal) tsuba (see Ko-Kinko above). They have also been attributed as Ko-Mino (early Mino School) tsuba. Sanmai tsuba have had attributed dates from the Momoyama period to late Edo period. Sanmai tsuba have received origami from the NBTHK, NTHK, and NTB generally attributing them to Ko-Kinko (see above) or Ko-Mino and dating Momoyama to early Edo periods.
It is common to note the age of many fittings by the wear to their surfaces imparted during use and handling. These tsuba show the foil worn away exposing the foundation in the very place the samurai would have rested his left hand on the sword while wearing it. Therefore, these tsuba were proudly worn for many years and the compromise of the foil on the rim is historic, and not due to abuse or neglect."
Цена правильная, да еще с пересылкой и страховкой.