A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.