Echizen Kinai Tsuba

Kinai tsuba is common and its quality is quite broad. Among many generations of Kinai, the 6th generation is known as the best and called as "Meihin Kinai". This beautiful and delicate Kinai tsuba was made by the famous the 6th generation. Refer to the book, Shinsen Kinko Meikan, pp.74. 

The color of iron is complete black such as the Higo tsuba. The theme is rice plant and one of the hitsu-ana is blocked by shakudo. Accompanies the NBTHK Tokubetsu Kicho paper issued in 1973. Katana size of 74 mm X 72mm, and 5mm-thick.