Tsuba: iron tsuba.(NBTHK Hozon Tosogu)
Mei (signature) : Choshu Hajo Ranka Tei Masa ? sen
Length : 7.43 cm x 7.24 cm ( 2.92 inches x 2.85 inches)
Thickness of rim : 0.4 cm ( 0.15 inches)
Jidai(era) :Late Edo period.
Special feature : On the round shape iron blackish nice color, shish dogs and landscape is engraved.
The Tsuba is typical Choshu style Tsuba and detailed engrave looks Japanese sumie(picture) which is elegant peaceful scenery.
The condition is very good and also signature is precious.
AOI estimation paper
NBTHK Hozon Tosogu
In Kiri box