M237. Iron Sukashi Tsuba with Brass Inlay
M237. Heianjo zogan tsuba. 7.5 x 7.6 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.8 cm. There was a time in Japan when brass was more valuable than gold. Often with these Heianjo much of the brass is missing. This one, however, is nearly perfect; I see only one small spot of lost brass. Condition is excellent. $375.