Tsuba:(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Mei (signature) :Choshu Jyu Toyoaki saku
Length : 7.43cm x 7.18cm ( 2.93inches x 2.83inches)
Thickness of rim: 0.28cm ( 0.11inches)
Jidai(era) :Late Edo Period
Special feature:Tatemaru shape iron tsuba with karakusa pattern engraved in openwork. Toyoaki is a metal smith of Toyoaki and is the son of 5th generation Tomokata. He was the metal smith of Choshu domain and has presented work to the master’s house.
He has actively worked with his brother Enri, Toyonobu and Mitsutaka. He made works with plants and flower.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
AOI estimation paper
In Kiri box.