T378. Large Iron Sukashi Tsuba
T378. Large iron sukashi tsuba with birds in flight, ginger, and chrysanthemum. 8.8 x 9 x .5 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.8 cm. Myoga (ginger) is in Japanese a homophone (a word that sounds like another) for something that means good luck, I believe, which makes ginger a popular subject for tsuba. Nice tsuba in fine condition. $250.