M236. Copper Tsuba with 7 Sages
M236. Copper tsuba. 7.7 x 7.9 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is 1 x 2.7 cm. Normally with this style of tsuba I expect shakudo or patinated copper with gold & silver inlay; this one is copper and nothing but. I think it works quite well. This must tell a tale that originated in China and migrated to Japan; I don’t know which it is though. The work is quite fine and condition is pristine: special. $395.