C267. Iron with Gold Tsuba Signed Shoami Shigekatsu
C267. Iron tsuba with gold inlay, signed Shoami Shigekatsu Saku (Aizu Shoami according to the former owner). 8 x 8.1 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.8 cm. Wonderful hammer work and a great patina; there are subtle tekkotsu on the rim. The ryo-hitsu (1 of which is unusually shaped) are filled with shakudo. Excellent condition. $325.