This is an iron tsuba for either a katana or a wakizashi. From what we know, iron tsubas are usually the older ones coming from the Muromachi era (pre 1600’s) when knives / swords were actually used and they needed the stopping power of iron and not of the softer metals like copper or brass that could actually be cut by a sword. This one has a samurai with his spear and face detailed with copper inlay and his armor detailed with silver. The outer edge seems to be covered with shakudo copper. It’s 2 5/8 inches wide and 3 inches tall (6.6 x 7.6 cm). The item “ANTIQUE JAPANESE IRON TSUBA / Katana / Wakizashi / Samurai Copper & Silver inlay” is in sale since Thursday, May 14, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Tsuba”. The seller is “lsjapanstuff” and is located in Alhambra, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Iron
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Type: Katana
Categorised as: antique
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