T393. Iron Tsuba, Unusually Thick and Heavy
T393. Iron tsuba. 7.2 x 7.8 x .7 cm on the rim (.45 cm on the plate). The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.7 cm. A bit unusual, a bit intriguing: the tsuba is quite heavy for its size. The hitsu-ana are plugged with shakudo and there are remnants of gold zogan on the rim. Subtle tekkotsu on the rim also. Condition is excellent. $225.