Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeh
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
A rare 17th-century sword guard made of foreign steel.
A peculiar cast iron sword guard, probably from the South China Seas area.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mount
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
Made by the Kinai group of Echizen, who originated as horimono carvers.
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
An antique set of scabbard fittings for a Chinese saber, probably second ha
Nanban kozuka are extremely rare, and this is a particularly fine example.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.
Exceptionally large pierced iron guard for a Chinese yidao; "virtuous saber".