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  • Teppotai
    started a topic Kayaku-iré, larger flasks for coarse blackpowder

    Kayaku-iré, larger flasks for coarse blackpowder

    Jan started a thread on the smaller Kōyaku-iré, and suggested that a separate thread would start for the larger coarse blackpowder flasks. Well, here it is.

    To start the thread here is a comparison shot, an unlikely pair, thematically close, both carved from wood in the shape of a leather or silk coin ‘kinchaku’ purse. ‘Unlikely’ in the sense that ‘purse’ lookalikes are pretty rare, I would guess.

    A typical coarse powder flask will be larger to contain gunpowder for filling quick-loading Hayago tunes with the main charge. The neck spout is usually broad in diameter and the cap is a little measuring cup of perhaps 5-10 grams, or 77-154 grains in the West.

    No.1 The 火薬入 Kayaku-iré on the left is lacquered wood, in an Inro style, with iron rings, and bone (or stag antler) neck and cap.
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    Last edited by Teppotai; 05-05-2019, 11:09 AM.

  • Jan Pettersson
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    I just looooove it
    Perfect condition. Well done, my friend!

    Jan

  • Teppotai
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    Green lacquer with a red Maru-ni-Tsuchi Mon. Notice the measure dots in the cap. Probably for a smaller caliber weapon.

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  • Teppotai
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    Since posting that, my collection of these 火薬入れ Kayaku-ire bulk-powder flasks has continued to grow, regardless of any strong intent in that direction. I already had about 10 of them, but yesterday three more took shelter here. Hoping people will free to post photos of theirs.

    NB. There is a separate thread for the smaller fine-powder priming flasks, the 口薬入れ i.e. Koyaku-ire.

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