Ordering number: F23107
Daisho Tsuba:(NBTHK Hozon Tosogu)
Mei(signature): Mumei(judged as Hiragi Ya)
Length:8.40cm x 7.97cm(3.30inches x 3.13inches)
Thickness of rim:0.48cm(0.18inches)
Length:7.81cm x 7.36cm(3.07inches x 2.89inches)
Thickness of rim:0.47cm(0.18inches)
Jidai(era): The Edo period
Special Feature: Tatemaru-shaped iron Tsuba. Slaying tiger by Kato Kiyomasa is engraved with openwork and inlay.
From Aoi Art: Hiragi Ya is a business name of Masanuki, a metalsmith. He was born in Bunsei 11 and learned fittings from Aoki Harunuki. He retired his job as a metalsmith in his last years and started a hotel with the same name, Hiragi Ya. He had to trace Soten and made this wonderful set of Dai Sho Tsuba.
Aoi Art estimation paper
In Kiri box.