C266. Signed Iron Tsuba. Umetada
C266. Iron tsuba with gold inlay. 7.3 x 7.9 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .7 x 2.6 cm. This is signed Umetada, a well known group of armor smiths who often made tsuba on the side. Maple leaf (anyone from Toronto?). There is a spot of slightly distressed patina at the bottom of the back (looks worse in the picture than it does in hand); otherwise condition is excellent. $190.