T360. Signed Myochin Mokume Tsuba
T360. Myochin iron mokume tsuba. 7.2 x 7.5 x .5 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .7 x 2.4 cm (the ana has been lined with copper to decrease the size). The signature reads Myochin Osumi no Kami Ki no Munetsugu Saku. On the other side there is an inscription that might read something like Mamoru Osamu So Tsugi (in over my head on this one). The mokume surface is quite nicely done and the udenuki-ana are a nice touch. Unfortunately there are a few areas of light corrosion that detract. Priced accordingly. $225.