T249. Signed Iron Tsuba, Intricately carved
T249. Intricately carved iron tsuba signed Jouruken Aiju (or Yoshitoshi, depending on the reading), with a gold seal. 6.4 x 6.7 x .3 cm at the rim (thicker at the seppa-dai). The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.6 cm. The carving is precise and it is a nice touch that it continues onto the rim. The patina is a wee bit thin in spots; otherwise condition is excellent. $175.