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
A large imported "Canton" sword guard with paired dragons chasing a jewel.
This guard, at first sight, appears very Japanese in overall style, theme, and execution.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
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.