A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.