K140. Iron Sukashi Tsuba, Gold Seal
K140. Iron sukashi tsuba. 7 x 7.2 x .3 cm at the very slightly raised rim. The nakago hitsu-ana is.9 x 2.8 cm. A former owner has left a tag that gives the mei as Naotomo; not sure what comes before that. The gold inlay Kao is a nice touch. If I had to give a guess as to the theme, maybe the elaborate head wear that Shinto or Budhist priests wear in Japan. Condition is excellent. $350.