Radiate design Tauba in real fight
77mm x 72mm  thickness at the rim 6mm, at the centre 5mm
This is a good tsuba with simple design of radiate sunshine. The cut out work and the turned up rim is very skilful, and the steel is good.
There is one more interesting appearance as well as its quality. It has some cutting marks on the reverse side, that came from sword fight in old day. The attacks by the enemy might be four times or so. And they were so hard that the edge of the tang hole became turned up.
We are very impressed by this tsuba to imagine the samurai who put it on his sword. He liked such a simple and powerful design and fought looking enemy's eyes.

Was the enemy's attack four times or five times?

This tsuba may be come from Edo period, 17th to 19th century.
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