Katana Tsuka with Beautiful Dragon Menuki - 24,5 cm
Katana tsuka with beautiful dragon menuki. Tsuka ito made of leather covered with textile and painted with red lacquer. At some point ito and fittings on this tsuka have been painted with black urushi. Now a lot of it is gone and what is left creates beautiful contrast with dark red lacquer from ito and yamagane menuki. I am not sure what copper alloy was used to make fuchikashira.
Samegawa under kabuto gane is covered with gold. It looks nice however it might look even better after light cleaning.
Length: 24,5 cm
Fuchi: 39 mm x 23 mm x 12 mm
Fuchi hole: 31 mm x 10 mm
Tsuka nakago hole: 27 mm x 8 mm
Nakago hole depth: 14,5 cm
From top of the fuchi to center of mekugi ana: 25 mm