Antique Tsubas (Sword Guards)
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"The tsuba (鍔) is usually a round or occasionally squarish guard at the end of the grip of bladed Japanese weapons, like the katana and its various declinations (tachi, wakizashi etc.), tanto,
or naginata. 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 used to
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. $395.00.


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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