T166. Higo tsuba
T166. Iron tsuba with brass inlay and overlay. 7.7 x 8.1 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana measures .7 x 2.8 cm. Fat raindrops, fierce lightning, menacing clouds overhead, and some poor schmuck with a very big hat. This is to my eye Higo work (but what do I know?); the iron, the technique, the over large hitsu ana, the victim in brass, all look like Higo to me. Condition is excellent; none of the brass is missing. $450.