T349. Iron Sukashi Tsuba. Ko Shoami
T349. Iron sukashi tsuba. 7.6 x 7.6 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.8 cm. The collector who is consigning this tsuba to my site calls it Ko Shoami: works for me. Subtle tekkotsu on the rim and a shakudo pillow in a hitsu-ana (the other pillow is missing): nice touches. While there is evidence of folding in the web the plate is totally closed at the rim: the way it is supposed to be. Nice tsuba. $245.