Excellent Edo period Tsuba with rare inscription. This outstanding Tsuba is from my personal collection. Signed Shoami Shigekatsu oite tan tetsu kore wo saku. This translates as Shigekatsu from the Shoami school made this using foreign steel. Foreign steel was highly prized in japan at this time. The iron quality is superb and it has traces of gold on the faces. This would make a wonderful addition to any collection.
See my other listings for more great tsuba. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Other Japanese". The seller is "pugtel01" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.