Katana Tsuka with Shibuichi Fuchikashira - Amazing Inlay - 25 cm
Katana tsuka decorated with after rain scenery.
Fuchikashira made of shibuichi with amazing copper, shakudo and gold inlay. Please take a closer look at flower on fuchi. First leaf from the left is made of shakudo with a bit of copper, next one is shakudo with a bit of gold. Than there is stalk from the base material, after that gilded flower and final leaf from shakudo. And this is just a lower part of the flower. This is an amazing piece of metal work. You can make similar observation on each part of this set.
I am not sure about the maker because similar sparrow designs where used by few Schools. I managed to find very similar Iwamoto School set, but it needs further research.
Fuchikashira decorated with after rain scenery. Man is still wearing is bamboo hat and straw coat so the rain had to just stop. At the same time his mino (straw coat) and flower are sparkling in a sun and flowers have beautiful vivid colors.
Menuki with flower motifs. They are black but they are not made of shakudo. So possibly there are made of silver with few gilded elements.
Good quality tsukamaki but not very tight.
Reasonable quality full wrap samegawa.
Length: 25 cm
Fuchi: 39 mm x 23 mm
Fuchi hole: 29 mm x 8 mm
Nakago hole: 20,5 cm
From top of the fuchi to center of mekugi hole: 47 mm