OLD KATCHUSHI TSUBA 010220

OLD KATCHUSHI TSUBA 010220
1.20.20 admin@nihonto

This is an old iron tsuba( probably Muromachi era) that I believe is of the Katchushi school (sword smith tsuba).  The iron has a dark patina showing a lot of age.  It is almost round measuring 3 3/8 inches by 3 ¼ inches or 8.5 cm by 8.3 cm.  The mimi (rim ) is round and the inner plate was attached to the inside of the rim at four places using a tongue in groove method.  There is a sukashi carving of what could be a stylized rain hat on one side of the plate.  This carving also serves as a hitsu-ana for a kozuka.  This tsuba has not been papered as of yet.  The overall condition is very good.

PRICE: SOLD