Q141. Signed Iron Tsuba with Fine Yakite Surface
Q141. Iron tsuba signed X shu Ju Mitsushige. 8 x 8.5 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.9 cm. The punch marks at the top of the nakago hitsu-ana have obscurred the 1st kanji of the province name. There is a gold moon peeking out from behind a cloud and the ryo hitsu are lined with gold plate, not gold nunome (nice touch). The surface has a yakite (partially melted) finish that works wonderfully with the theme. I like this one.
Condition is pristine. $295.