Tsuba Heianjo

Late Muromachi Period, 16th century

Iron with brass inlays (shinchu zogan)

8.5 x 8.4

Thickness: 5.1 mm

 

Great esemplar of Heianjo tsuba with brass inlays. In the sixteen century  brass was still an imported metal form China and was considered very valuable: tsuba whit inlays like this one was rare and fine.

The tsuba is decorated with cordons and  stylized axes.

 

Tsuba for sale. Price on application. Please include item stock number tsu434

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