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Yatsu Warabite Sukashi - TM029
Warabite is a style of ornamentation which features a curved design based on curling bracken shoots. Yatsu means 8, as the symbol is repeated 8 times on this Tsuba. The number 8 is a symbol of luck and prosperity in Japan, and in Buddhism, it represents the noble eightfold path.
- Material: Blackened iron
- Weight: 130 g
- Vertical height: 79 mm
- Horizontal width: 79 mm
- Thickness: 5 mm
This Tsuba is part of a high end series (from TM018 to TM029) and is made of a traditional Tetsuji Iron, blackened with special iron lacquer. The process is optimized to obtain a result that reproduces ancient Tsuba as they were when new. To limit the cost, the cut is mechanical, but hand-guided. The iron black lacquer is done by a specialist, similarly to how it is done on other swords parts or Yoroi (armors).