T452. Unusually Thick Iron Tsuba
T452. Iron tsuba, quite thick. 7.2 x 7.3 x .9 cm on the rim (the plate is .5 cm). The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.7 cm. I think this is a very interesting tsuba, and very well made. The thick plate tapers a bit before it disappears in the applied, heavy rim; think about the skill necessary to pull this off. I like also the plain copper plugs in the ryo-hitsu: nice touch. The nakago hitsu-ana is a bit wider than usual; love to know which blade this was mounted to. $275.