Q674. Kinko Tsuba of Shibuichi & Gold
Q674. Shibuichi tsuba. 5.9 x 6.6 x .3 cm. Tha nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.3 cm. Shibuichi is an alloy of copper and silver (shakudo is copper and gold). One ryo-hitsu is plugged with gold and the rim is covered with a subtle gold wash. Condition is excellent (the few spots that show in my pictures, which don’t begin to do this tsuba justice, are much less visible in hand). $195.