Tsuba:(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Mei (signature) : Mumei(Nishigaki)
Length : 7.98cm x 8cm ( 3.14inches x 3.14inches)
Thickness of rim: 0.54cm ( 0.21inches)
Jidai(era) : Edo Period
Special feature:Round shape iron tsuba with double paulownia crest engraved in openwork.
The first generation NIshigaki has calledYoshihiro. He was born in Keicho 18th year (1613) at Buzenkoku Nakazu. He studied under Hirata HIkozo and belonged exclusively to Hosokawa family. At Kanei 9th year, following his order of the family, he moved to Yatsushiro, Higo and worked for Nishigaki family.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
AOI estimation paper
In Kiri box.