M160. Iron tsuba with gold inlay
M160. Iron tsuba with gold inlay. 7.5 x 8.2 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana measures .9 x 2.8 cm. Very dense plate with a soft patina and in excellent condition. An 8 sided window frames a scene: looks like a raft floating at the bottom and stars in the sky above. If I had to guess I would give this to Umetada School. It is easy to pass on this tsuba but the more you handle it the better it is. $95.