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Datelate 18th century - 1st half of the 19th century
No. of items
Rounded oblong; five maru ni mitsugashiwa badges (wheel of three oak-leaves within a ring) and large karakusa.
Signed: Nagato HNJ Yukimitsu [Japanese text] kore wo saku.
Possibly the Isobe Yukimitsu (Gennojō) who signs a guard in the Hamburg Museum. The badge is one of those used by the Makino daimiō.
Glossary of terms
Japanese sword guard.