H387. Iron Plate Tsuba with Pine, Holbrook Collection
H387. 8.1 x 8.1 x .3 cm at the raised rim. The nakago hitsu-ana is.8 x 2.7 cm. Skip’s tag reads, “Hizen? Ancient Pine Tree, Note: Many Layer Forging”. A somewhat unusual tsuba: quite pleasant at 1st meeting and then it gets better. Wonderful layering to the plate and subtle tekkotsu on the rim: lots to appreciate. $395.