Asian export sword guard
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that were made with a mu
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them, were modeled after
Korean ceremonial sabers of the Joseon dynasty are pretty small and often exhi
Private collection. Not for sale.
An iron openwork guard two dragons chasing a flaming pearl.
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.
A rather good example of a Japanese-made nanban tsuba.