Maritime trade Asia & colonial
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
Private collection. Not for sale.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.