74mm x 69mm, thickness at the rim 6mm, at the centre 5mm

This is a tsuba of Owari school from the 16th century. The motif is bamboo and snow. There are vertical bamboo tree at the centre and two snow flakes on diagonal. The two birds are just a design to support the rim.
The design is very good, and so is the steel with dense and black rust. Unfortunately that excellent steel condition is not shown in the pictures. Some gentle tekkotsu (iron bones) appear on the rim.


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