Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
20.8 cm wide
10.5 mm thick
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A large Chinese pole-arm head with a crescent moon-shaped tip. The crescent is thick, double-edged with a high ridgeline in the center but the edges are not sharp. The head is forged-welded into a v-spliced tip of the spearhead.
The base consists of a large socket, indicating a rather thick and heavy pole was used for it. The socket is neatly forged, with a skillfully executed seam. At the top of the socket section is a smooth spherical ornament with chiseled ribs above and below. The top section that holds the crescent moon is octagonal in cross-section.
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With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Silk horse mask from the Xianbei ruled dynasty which ruled northern China from 386 to 534 A.D.