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- AVAILABLE - A Fine Saotome School Tetsu Sabiji 62 Ken Suji Kabuto Signed
AVAILABLE - A Fine Saotome School Tetsu Sabiji 62 Ken Suji Kabuto Signed
A Fine Saotome School Tetsu Sabiji 62 Ken Suji Kabuto Signed Saotome Iesada
Edo period (1615-1869), 18th century.
A fine 62 plate russet-iron suji kabuto made by Saotome Iesada. Well crafted with prominent high-mounted shiten-no-byo [protruding rivets] with copper mounted hibiki-no-ana [hole beneath rivet]. A single shinodare [decorative feature] runs from the peak down the front plate. The mabizashi [peak] and fukigaeshi [turnbacks] are edged in matching silver fukurin [edging] trim. Both surfaces displaying period e-gawa [stenciled doe skin]. The haraidate [front crest holder] of typical Saotome School form with ‘V’ shaped cut and waisted shinogi [end prong]. The helmet is crowned with an eight stage gilt copper and shakudo tehen-no-kanamono. The rear of the hachi featuring a gilt copper kasa jirushi [ring] for securing a helmet flag to the hachi common among high ranking samurai, now sporting a bow.
The three-lame shikoro is in the ko-manju style with kiritsuke-kozane [imitation lamellae] finished in kuro [black] and kebiki-odoshi [close-spaced lacing]. Liner with signature viewing window and chin cords intact.
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