Mei (signature) : Mumei(Unsigned) Shingen Tsuba
Length : 8.05 cm x 7.95 cm ( 3.16 inches x 3.12 inches)
Thickness of rim : 0.45 cm ( 0.17 inches)
Jidai(era) : Edo period
Special feature : On the round shaped iron Tsuba, rim is raised up and there is iron wire like decoration.
This style is called “Shingen Tsuba”.
There are several theories about origin of Shingen Tsuba.
It is said this inlay depict the centipede.
This item is nice jigane with blackish nice iron color.