Language: Japanese
Source: The Kashima sisters


Kusabi-hi (楔樋) literally means "wedge groove". It is the Japanese name for a peculiar type of grooves found on some spearheads.1



1. The Kashima Sisters; Grooves on swords and their meaning.

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Carved out of copper alloy with details highlighted in gold.


Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.


Of a copper alloy with a different shade on each side.


Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.


Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.


Very finely carved with designs reminiscent of export wares.