A VERY NICE KODAI YAGYU TSUBA
This is a very nice latter generation Yagyu tsuba. The design is a well known Yagyu type showing a Shrine rope with cut papers hanging from it and ferns. See #192 in Sasano's book for a similar example. The condition is excellent. This tsuba measures 7.2 cm or 2 13/16 inches round. Both the kozuka and kogai ana have shakudo inserts of the best quality. From the kuchibeni, this tsuba appears to have been mounted on several swords over its long lifetime.
Accompanying this tsuba are NBTHK Hozon papers attesting to its quality and condition. It comes in a fitted wooden box.
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