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Old 09-02-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
Keith Larman
Dojo: AIA, Los Angeles, CA
Location: California
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,604
Horses and sword guards (tsuba) on the Japanese sword

I know this is a bit off topic, but as most of you probably know I work with swords professionally. I know a lot of people are "horse" folk. I thought I'd share a picture of a tsuba (swordguard) I recently photographed. It has been in my safe for years looking for the right sword to be mounted on. But today I decided it was time to put it up for sale on my site since I'd managed to avoid ever putting it on a sword. Anyway, I photographed it today and it really makes me hesitate to sell the thing. Just wanted to share the photo. Amazing how alive and active the horses look and how well they're rendered. I just love this style of "drawing" horses.

For you uma (horse) lovers.


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