This is an antique iron tsuba with a nice dark brown, almost black patina. The phoenix onlay is made of two types of gold , one a lighter gold alloy (Aoikin) and one pure gold (Akakuchi) to create a color contrast in the tail and neck of the phoenix. The tail beautifully wraps around the edge of the piece to the back. It has been mounted on a sword before at one time, as evidenced by the yamagane copper inserts in the nakago ana, and the dark black shakudo plug filling the kogai ana. Size: About 8.3cm x 8.3cm, thickness about 5mm. Nakago ana: about 2.9cm x 1.0cm x 0.2cm. The item “Japanese antique Iron tsuba with gold phoenix onlay” is in sale since Tuesday, September 22, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Tsuba”. The seller is “nihonto_antiques” and is located in Irving, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Iron
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Color: Brown
Categorised as: japanese
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