T496. 1st Class Choshu Tsuba
T496. A very nice tsuba from the Choshu School. 8 x 8.1 x .45 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .9 x 2.8 cm. I like this one. I picked it up earlier this year and for the past few months it has been part of my collection. A different tsuba I bought at the San Francisco show will take its place; it is now available. Like all great Choshu tsuba, this one has a blue cast to the iron. The ryo-hitsu are plugged with shakudo and the rectangular ana is unusually small. Condition is perfect. This will come with a box. $650.