Nihonto.com is pleased to present this lovely shakudo nanako machibori tsuba from the 18th or 19th century. It is not signed but the workmanship is superior reminding us of the fine work of the Omori school. The theme is several groupings of peony flowers on both the obverse and reverse. The flowers are done in heavy gold and beautifully dark, rich shakudo. The workmanship is exquisite.
The shakudo plate is covered completely in a fine nanako that has an almost “wet” look to it which is indicative of the finest workmanship. The overall condition of the tsuba is excellent.
The tsuba is katana size with slightly oval with measurements of 7.8 cm or 3.07 inches by 7.27 cm or2.86 inches. The thickness of the tsuba is .44 cm or 0.188 inches. The shakudo is a rich dark color showing a high gold content in the metal.
This tsuba represents an excellent opportunity to own a fine piece of Samurai art at a very reasonable price.