A Japanese sword guard with the cross of the House of Aviz.
Adjusted for use on a Japanese sword.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty
A fairly unusual piece, of eight-lobed design.
An interesting little sword guard, of fairly simple form w
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Japanese sword fittings that exhibit foreign influence are today commonly c
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.