A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
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.