Ko-Kinko (possibly early Mino School) tsuba.  Size 68 x 61 mm. Fox and waves motif. Classic old twuba from Momoyama period, made of bronze or yamagane. Mokko-gata shape, the tsuba is constructed in sanmai awase (three layers sandwiched together and held by both the furukin as well as pins peened into the seppa dai. Some connoisseurs believe that this kind of tsuba was in mass production at the time. Small animal believed to be a fox, however some attribute it to a long-tailed rabbit or a squirrel.