T447. Bold Shingen Tsuba
T447. Large Shingen tsuba. 8.6 x 8.8 x .4 cm at the rim. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.9 cm. The story that goes with Shingen tsuba is that a feudal Daimyo took up a hobby: adding soft metal wire ornamentation to iron tsuba, and that started a trend. I can’t say if the brass and shakudo wires were added to this tsuba or if it was made this way but i can tell you that it is well done (no wire is missing) and presents quite boldly. Condition is excellent. $320.