Source: Classical literature
Garin is the Manchu word for a saber guard.1
For a complete overview, see: A Manchu saber glossary.
A utilitarian disc guard on a 19th century Qing soldier's saber.
A carved brass saber guard on a 19th century Qing officer's saber.
Iron guard with lavish golden damascening on a 17th century Chinese saber.
Gilt copper alloy openwork guard on an 18th century Qing imperial saber.
1. Wuti Qingwen Jian (五體清文鑑) or "Five languages compendium". A Qing imperial dictionary in Manchu, Mongolian, Uighur, Tibetan and Chinese of 1766. Published under the Qianlong emperor.