Tsuba:(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Mei (signature) : mumei(Awa Shoami)
Length : 7.89cm x 7.96cm ( 3.11inches x 3.13inches)
Thickness of rim: 0.43cm ( 0.17inches)
Jidai(era) : Edo Period
Special feature: Round shape iron tsuba with butterfly design engraved in openwork and inlaid with gold cloth pattern.
It is thought that Awa-Shoami was derived from Kyo-Shoami. Awa-Shoami prospered in the castle town of the Hachisuka family, known as a famous Daimyo in Awa province, present Tokushima pref. Almost of all the works were not signed to present as Kenjo-tsuba.
This tsuba is fully inlaid on the plate. It is gorgeous style.