T475. Kiku Sukashi Tsuba
T475. Iron sukashi tsuba, chrysanthemum with an added ryo-hitsu. 7.3 x 7.3 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.7 cm. What I find amazing about this tsuba: as common as kiku sukashi tsuba must have been when this one was altered with an added ryo-hitsu, why would someone have gone to the bother/expense of adapting this one when he could have much more easily replaced it with another. Someone must have really cherished this tsuba. I think it is quite special. Great condition. $225.