This Higo Hirata tsuba suffers a hagiri. A hagiri is a crack or break in the Ji. On a sword this is mostly considered to be a fatal flaw. In a tsuba however, whilst it is not fatal, it is none the less an unattractive flaw and would except in the most special circumstances, fail shinsa.

Small Higo Hirata tsuba (possiblty by the Nidai) Bronze plate finished in Ishime-ji depicitng Gourds and geometric shapes.

The dimmensions are 66mm x 61mm x 3mm.

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