T417. Iron Sukashi Tsuba, Bell Crickets
T417. Iron sukashi tsuba. 8.6 x 8.6 x .45 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.7 cm. Bell crickets are the theme: insects loved in Japan for their high pitched trilling song. This is a large tsuba with tiny tekkotsu and tsuchime finish on the rim. I like this one.
Condition is excellent. $325.