C219. Iron Sukashi Tsuba with Gourds as Manji
C219. Iron sukashi tsuba with gourds forming a Manji (ancient Buddhist symbol). 6.9 x 6.9 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.9 cm. The gourd (hyotan) is a symbol of good luck and in this case, good tsuba. There are very subtle tekkotsu on the rim and a copper pillow inside the kotsuka hitsu-ana. Comes with a box; condition is excellent. $350.