An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that were made with a mu
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeho” (風帆) or “b
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them, were modeled after
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty small and often exhi
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mounts that are character
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form with designs carved i
A large imported "Canton" sword guard with paired dragons chasing a jewel.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.