Published in Nihonto Taikan page 36, Illustrations page 19 Kanzan Token Koza Vol.5 page 140 Toso Kodogu Koza page 290 Owari to Mikawa no Tsubako page 90
Yagyu tsuba originated with the fourth generation head of the Owari Yagyu family, Renya, who ordered the production of Tsubas which best met the Yagyu fighting techniques. This piece features a wave pattern in relief and a bold cut-out depiction of a boat sail. The motif likely relates to naval techniques leveraging tailwinds, and the idea of following the wind alludes to a core fighting philosophy. The simple and bold execution in fine iron make for an outstanding example among Yagyu Tsuba.