Order number : F16659
Mei (signature) : Mumei (unsigned)
Length : 8.58 cm x 8.47 cm ( 3.38 inches x 3.33 inches.)
Thickness of rim : 0.53 cm ( 0.21 inches.)
Weight : 116 grams.
Jidai(era) : Edo period.
Special feature : ‘Futtachi’, the spirits of some aged animal carved on round shape iron Tsuba with open work.
In ancient Japan, it was believed that when the animal with the tail got aged, the will gather spilitual power and gain more tails.
AOI estimation paper
In Kiri box.