A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.