Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.