Tsubas (Sword Guards)
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usually a round or occasionally squarish guard at the end of the grip
of bladed Japanese weapons, like the katana
and its various
. They contribute to the control of the arm (the
right index of the fighter typically touches the tsuba
), and to
the protection of the hand. The tsuba
was mostly meant to be
prevent the hand from sliding onto the blade during thrusts as opposed
to protecting from an opponent's blade." READ MORE
Japanese 19th Century Pierced Iron Tsuba and storage box. Space #172.
Japanese Iron Tsuba with Inlay and storage box. Space #172. $395.00.
A Later Reproduction of a famous Snake Tsuba. Space #172. $125.00.
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