T179. Kagamishi Tsuba
T179. Yamagane tsuba from the Kagamishi School. 5.6 x 6.3 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana measures .8 x 2.9 cm. Yamagane (mountain metal) is copper. Kagamishi were mirror makers and tsuba of this style usually are attributed to Kagamishi. Aminals (foxes, maybe) gamboling in a forest; nicely done. There is a scratch on the seppa-dai of the front of this tsuba; otherwise condition is great. Kagamishi tsuba aren’t very common; this one is nice. $400.