This is a very unusual tsuba that has been attributed to the Umetada school. The shape of the tsuba is called Kawari-kikka-gata. Kikka-gata means made in the shape of a chrysanthemum. By calling it a kawari (unusual)-kikka-gata shape the NBTHK is referring to the fact that a cross that is imposed in a subtle manner on to the kiku design like a hidden Christian cross. Also decorating both the front and back of this tsuba are beautiful wisteria blossoms done in gold nunome-zôgan.
This tsuba measures 2.98 inches high and 2.74 inches wide. The inlay is in excellent condition with no losses. The iron plate is also in very good condition. This tsuba comes with NBTHK Hozon papers attesting to the attribution to the Umetada school and the quality of this tsuba. It comes in a custom made fitted box of the highest quality.