T468. Spectacular Kenjo Tsuba, Omi Hakkei, Nearly Perfect
T468. Kenjo tsuba: gold and silver on iron. 7.5 x 8 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana (not that anyone would mount this one) is .8 x 2.7 cm. Kenjo tsuba were made to be given as a gift, to or from a Daimyo or a wealthy or important person; this is the first I’ve ever had for my site. They are thought to have come out of the Kyo Shoami School.