Katchushi style tsuba - exaggerated large and rough - copy of old masters' work. Made in Bakumatsu (幕末) period - then the works in the style of "Good Old Days" become fashionable.
The inscription, most probably gimei, is Kaneshige - name of two artists of Hoan family, who worked in the end of 17 - beginning of 18 centuries.
Inscription: 兼重 (Kaneshige). Style: katchushi
Age - late Edo.
Kakumaru gata, wa mimi; 8,60 х 8,32 x 0,38-0,60 cm.
tetsu ji kakumaru gata wa mimi