7.6cm x 7.5cm x 4mm
The design is stream and rocks, and it brings a feeling of atmosphere.
The steel is very good. And the engraving is very skilful, especially the
surge is. Some gold are left.
I don't understand the meaning of the two holes on the right side. I heard
that they are for cord. The cord use to be fastened to scabbard in peaceful
days, and done to wrist in battle time. I am not sure with that explanation,
but I feel these holes should be important for this tsuba in old days.
"Yamashiro (no) kuni ju" on the right. "Umetada Shigenari" on the left.
Umetada Shigenari lived in Kyoto in middle Edo period (18th century). Then
he moved to Edo being employed by Shogun.
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