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Japanese word for a single-handed curved sword, the predecessor of the katana.
Kunikiyo wakizashi, Yamano tested
A wakizashi by master Kunikiyo, tested by the most famous sword tester of 17th century Japan.
Signed nanban style ship tsuba
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Seiryūken Eiju dragon tsuba
Tetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Japanese term for the temperline on a blade, typically achieved by differential heat treatment.
Peony karakusa tsuba
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Sawasa style iron guard
Unusual piece with depiction of a foreign figure.
Iron chrysanthemum tsuba
Large example with gold and silver overlay.
Unusual dragon gate guard
Asian sword guard of unknown origin, modified in Japan.
Japanese tsuba in Canton style
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
Golden kabuto with iron menpo
A striking battle helmet from the Momoyama period of 1568-1600 A.D.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
Wan-gata tsuba by Kunihiro
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
The Japanese name for punched, dotted surface finishes on metal.
A Japanese alloy containing copper and gold.
Rooster fight kozuka
Executed in gold and silver on a shakudō nanako base, with golden back.
Ainu sword hilt
Made of wood, with a silver ornamental fitting of remarkable workmanship.
Ainu sword in Japanese polish
Exceedingly rare Ainu sword. Comes in an old Japanese collection box.
Japanese word for a samurai tool.
An Edo period kankyûtô
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
Japanese name of a small utility knife worn in sword and dagger scabbards.
Signed nakago kozuka
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
Kusari zukin (鎖頭巾)
Japanese name for the hood of a mail armor set.
Kusari katabira (鎖帷子)
Japanese name for a jacket of mail armor.
Kusari gusoku (鎖具足)
Japanese word for mail armor.
Japanese word for "chain", also used to describe mail armor.
Kusari katabira zukin
Japanese mail set, with small ring vest and coif sewn to a thick cotton undergarment.