T229. Yamagane Kotsuka signed Naohisa
T229. Kotsuka in yamagane signed Naohisa with a kao. 9.9 x 1.45 cm. Robert Haynes’ Index lists 4 or 5 smiths who signed Naohisa; I can’t tell you which this is. The base is yamagane (mountain metal, copper) and 3 chidori (plovers) worked in shakudo with gold legs and silver eyes fly over water inlaid in silver. Execution is wonderful and condition is near perfect (there are 2 very tiny dents, one on the back and the other on a side). $250.