|Kyo-Zukashi-Tsuba means openworked sword guards which were made in Yamashiro
Province (=Now Kyoto Prefecture).
Heianjo is a synonym of Kyoto.
So, Heianjo-Sukashi-Tsuba is used as a synonym of Kyo-Zukashi-Tsuba.
Owari-Zukashi-Tsuba is a similar to Kyo-Zukashi.
Although, the features of Owari-Zukashi are that they are well-stacked
and chuff, however, the features of Kyo-Zukashi are that they are graceful
Kyo-Zukashi-Tsuba, they are made from well forged iron plate (rather thin
plate), openworked elaborately all around.
In many cases, the rims of them are slender and orthogonal.
Two Bitsu-Holes (Kozuka-Bitsu-Hole & Kougai-Bitsu-Hole) are openworked
in proper forms.
There is no inscribed Kyo-Zukashi-Tsuba.
||[ Kyo-Zukashi-Tsuba ]
The Momoyama period or Early part of the Edo, Estimate
|[ Kyo-Zukashi-Tsuba ]
Tetsu-Ji Kikka-Gata Maru-Mimi
The Momoyama period, Estimate