A large Katchushi tsuba
Muromachi period (15th-16th century)
The circular plate forged in a rich iron with a rounded rim with copious tekkotsu and pierce carved to resemble a dharma wheel
With Tokubetsu Kicho Tosogu (Especially precious sword fitting) certificate no. 32 issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (The Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1979.2.7.
4 1/4in (10.8cm) diameter