Q239. Iron Sukashi Tsuba, Ginger & Tekkotsu
Q239. Iron tsuba with ginger. 7.9 x 7.9 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.8 cm. The Japanese word for ginger, myoga, is a sound alike for another word that means good luck or long life or something else auspicious; thus its prevalence as a theme on kodogu. The rim of this tsuba is crowded with prominent tekkotsu. $225.