T281. Akasaka Iron Sukashi Tsuba
T281. Iron sukashi tsuba, likely Akasaka School. 7.9 x 8 x .5 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .7 x 2.8 cm. The theme is Musashino, grasses of Musashi plains, with the abumi (stirrips) of a fallen Samurai after a famous battle. I would call this late, rather than early, but I’m often wrong and even if not it is still a quite nice piece in excellent condition. $275.