Tsuba:(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Mei (signature) : Bushu Akasaka Jyu Tadashige
Length : 7.1cm x 6.88cm ( 2.8inches x 2.71inches)
Thickness of rim: 0.46cm ( 0.18inches)
Jidai(era) :Edo Period
Special feature:Round shape iron tsuba with paulownia and phoenix engraved in openwork.
Tadashige is the younger brother of Second generation Tadatoki. He was called Tauemon or Tazaemon. He was active around Kyouho 15th year(1730) . He become a student of 4th generation Tadatoki and later on learned from 5th generation Tadatoki.
Of the Akasaka school smithes, he was the most skillful smith. He made many dynamic work.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
AOI estimation paper
In Kiri box.