T504. Shakudo Tanto Tsuba
T504. Shakudo tsuba, tanto size. 3.5 x 4.8 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.2 cm. Some tanto tsuba, in my opinion, are too ornate; they detract from the rest of the koshirae. Sometimes something plain and simple is called for; this tsuba fits the bill. Condition is excellent. $75.