SUPER RARE: 'Honma-Saku' Lacquered 'Mushikui' Tsuba (TEN ONLY)
EXTREMELY RARE and ONE OF A KIND!!
Each of these Tsuba lacquered with a unique 'Mushikui' ("Bug-Eaten") design, and no two are alike! The Tsuba are plastic to maintain light weight, but feature an elegant finish generally found exclusively in luxury Japanese lacquerware.
These one-of-a-kind Tsuba are lacquered by Kazuyoshi Honma - a Hokkaido-based artisan specializing in Aogai (mother-of-pearl) and Mushikui lacquerware. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Honma was unable to continue practicing Kendo. With the desire to carry on his passion, he decided to start lacquering Tsuba.
Please note that these Tsuba are works of art. Although they may be used for everyday practice, parts of the lacquer - particularly on the edges - may chip with use.
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