Item #: 10-3633F -- An Excellent Edo Period Japanese Mokko Shaped Iron Sukashi Katana Tsuba with Gold Broken Brocade Surface Design -- $345.00
An excellent Edo period Japanese mokko shaped iron sukashi tsuba with gold broken brocade surface design in katana size. The iron plate displays a wonderful russet brown age patina. The abstract sukashi design may represent stepping stones. The soft metal inlaid diaper pattern in Kaga style is about 90% intact and retains almost all of the original gold surface. Fine original condition; the iron is a little dry and we have corrected it with the application of tsuba oil. 7.9cm. H.