Kaga – Cricket

Kozuka: Kaga “Cricket”

Signature/mei: unsigned

Material: shakudo, shibuichi, gold

Era/jidai: Edo

Dimension: 98.7 x 14 mm

NBTHK: Hozon (Kaga)

Custom made high quality kiri box with cushion

Price: €1000 / $1100 / ¥160000

Kozuka from the Kaga school of sword fitting artist with the motif of a cricket. The cricket is made of gold and inlaid using a technique called hira-zogan, for which the Kaga school is famous.
A decoration is added to the front which seems to be made from shibuchi that gives the kozuka a nice balance.
Together with this tsuba it would make a wonderful set.