An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that were made with a mu
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
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.
The import of foreign sword guards like those from China into Japan through maritime trade gave rise
This guard, at first sight, appears very Japanese in overall style, theme, and execution.
Japanese sword fittings that exhibit foreign influence are today commonly classified as nan
Iron tsuba with raised motifs and a separate rim.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.