Tsuba made in the shape of stems and leaves of bamboo (take), carved of iron.
Bamboo (take) - one of very respected plants in Japan.
It is a symbol of resilience in the face of adversity (wind and cold), and a symbol of suppleness because of its ability to bend.
Besides, bamboo represents Honesty: when a bamboo is cut, emptiness is found inside, and nothing evil is hidden within.
Bamboo is the symbol of summer in Shikunshi, and one of the Shōchikubai, associated with long life.
No inscription. Ito school.
Age - Edo.
Iron, niku bori ji sukashi.
Nagamaru gata, maru mimi; 7,4 х 6,9 x 0,4 сm.
take zu tetsu ji nagamaru gata niku bori ji sukashi maru mimi