Now here is something that you will not see very often. This is a daisho set of tsuba and tsuka (sword handles) that are made using samé artfully finished and applied over a metal base. I have never seen a set like this before. The large tsuba (dai) measures 3 3/16 inches by 2 15/16 inches. The small tsuba (sho) measures 3 inches by 2 ¼ inches. All of the fittings in this set are in excellent condition and ready for your collection or to be put onto a daisho of your best swords.
The same under the ito of the two tsuka is of excellent quality with large central nodes. The menuki are of shakudo and are of sea shells which is totally in keeping with the same theme. After all, samé is the skin of the small ray fish found in Japanese waters.
These pieces are not signed and I am not sure of their age, but I think they date to the late Meiji era, but they could be slightly newer than that.
This set is presented in a large custom-made display/storage fitted wooden box.