The ornamental top mount for the sword and dagger hilts. Edo period, before 1868. Four examples. 1) Soft metal (shakudo) 1.35". Raised decoration of a nesting bird among foliage on stippled ground with gold details. 2) Iron with gilt bamboo stalk and foliage. Worn gold details. 3) Iron dagger kashira with applied gold and silver motif of a bundle of scrolls (?) with gold binding. Raised rusting. 4) Large plain copper example. Four pieces.