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Mei (signature) : Mumei attributed as Jingo on later generation.

Length : 7.81 cm x 7.14 cm ( 3.07 inches x 2.81 inches.)
Thickness of rim: 0.37 cm ( 0.15 inches.)
Weight : 107 grams.
Jidai(era) : Edo period

Special feature : Dragon and tiger carved on Aori shape iron Tsuba. Kozuka and Kogai Hitsu hole is larger then usual.
Higo Tsuba has been directed by Hosokawa Tadaoki, the one of the seven disciples of Rikyu.
Jingo is founder of Shimizu school in Higo. the first generation is a nephew of Hirata Hikozou. The signature has been started to engrave from and after the second generation.
Jingo has a similar characteristice like Rakuyaki in tea utensils such looks like knead by hands, unembellished but dynamic.
The dragon and the tiger looks like child graffiti. But if you take a look well, you should notice how this design is vibrant.

AOI estimation paper
In Kiri box.