T480. Iron Sukashi Tsuba, Dragonfly on Thin Plate
T480. Iron sukashi tsuba of a stylized dragonfly. 6.7 x 6.8 x .2 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 1.8 cm. The collector I bought this tsuba from gave it to Katchushi (armor maker) but Tosho (swordsmith) is another possibility. With this thin a plate, I would add Ko (old) in front of those names. There are small tekkotsu everywhere on the rim and uniform tsuchime on the plate; condition is excellent. $225.