Iron Tsuba Signed "Kofu Ju Masayoshi" - NBTHK Kichio
Antique iron tsuba signed "Kofu Ju Masayoshi" with NBTHK Kichio origami. Masayoshi was active in early 19th century. This tsuba design is "上下", phrase with many meanings, such as: 1. upper and lower classes 2. ruler and ruled 3. the government and the people 4. high and low 5. above and below
This is very rare design so It might have been made for special order.