Q133. Fine Tsuba Papered to Ko-Kinko with Kanzan Hakogaki to Tachishi
Q133. Excellent early Kinko tsuba. 6 x 6.6 x .35 cm at the raised rim. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.5 cm. Deep black shakudo on a nanako ground with a few gold ten-zogan (dot inlays). There is a Hozon paper from the NBTHK in Tokyo dated 1994 giving the tsuba to Ko-Kinko (early soft metal).