Tsuba:(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Mei (signature):Kino Munetsuji Saku
Length: 7.97cm x 7.67cm(3.13inches x 3.01inches)
Thickness of rim:0.55cm(0.21inches)
Special feature:Tatemaru shaped polished iron Tsuba, Karigane(wild goose) is engraved with Jitoshi-bori(openwork with a positive design). The rim is round.
Kino Munetsuji was a Tsuba smith at Tosa, good at iron Tsuba, made a lot of Musashino Tsuba which Akasaka family invented.
Iron was well trained, very thick, and colored really nice to be glossy. The texture is very smooth; elaborately made. We can definitely recommend this Tsuba for you.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
AOI estimation paper
In Kiri box.