T421. Iron Tsuba with Gold Inlay
T421. Iron tsuba. 7.7 x 8.2 x .5 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.7 cm. The cross section is slightly unusual. It is thickest at the seppa-dai and near the rim; it thins down in the middle. The shape is a very subtle moko-gata. Both hitsu-ana are filled with shakudo; the raised relief scenery is worked in shakudo and gold. Condition is excellent. $250.