J127. Edo Umetada or Ito School Iron Tsuba
J127. Finely carved iron tsuba with a bit of gold inlay and boar’s eye sukashi at the corners. 5.6 x 5.8 x .5 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.6 cm. The collector who has consigned this tsuba to my site thinks it is Edo Umetada or possibly Ito School work; I have no problem with that. The carving is excellent quality (the closer you look the better it gets) and condition is mint. $275.