T380. Iron Sukashi Tsuba. Birds and Ginger
T380. Iron sukashi tsuba, birds and myoga (ginger). 7.3 x 7.3 x .55 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.7 cm. The Japanese word for ginger, myoga, sounds like the word for good luck or long life or something like that, which makes ginger a common element on tsuba. Condition of this tsuba is excellent and there are very subtle tekkotsu on the rim. $250.