D105. Iron Tempo style tsuba
D105. Iron tsuba in coss shape. 7.4 x 7.6 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.6 cm. I would call this Tempo but it is slightly unusual for the school; I’m used to seeing more character like stamping. But the yakite finish (heat treatment) is typical, as is the excellent iron. The smith who made this knew what he was doing; for all the wildness of the stamping it is very finely constructed. The patina is amazingly soft and velvety. $190.