Iron Tsuba Signed "Choshu Hagi Tomomichi" - Long Tail Bird
Iron tsuba signed "Choshu Hagi Tomomichi". There were two artists in Choshu Kawaji family line who used that name, second and twelve generation masters. Based on the age of the tsuba the signature must refer to the 12 generation. He succeeded as the head of the family in 1862 and died in 1879.
Decorated with long tail bird and tree with blooming flowers.