The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron, known for their 1000 monkey designs.
Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.