Mid Edo Period (1615-1867)
Signed Choshu Hagi ju, Kawaji Tomonao
Cursive inscription on ura side.
Nikubori ji-sukashi. Iron with gold inlay.
71 x 67 x 4 mm
Tomonao was from the Kawaji school and was the brother of Tomomichi. He later became independent and founded the Kawaji beppa. As in this case, iron tsuba are usually worked in nikubori ji-sukashi and ita tsuba with sukidashibori. He sometimes combined the methods of the Bushu Ito and Shoami schools.
Tsuba for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number: tsu-462