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Hirado Kunishige (平戸市國重)
A group of Japanese sword fitting makers working on the island of Hirado.
Tsuba (鍔 / 鐔)
Japanese name for a sword guard.
Japanese term for a cross-shaped tsuba often used on tachi swords.
Japanese word for a sword guard shape. Literelly "hollyhock shape".
Kiyou Toujin tsuba (崎陽唐人鐔)
Japanese style sword guards made by Chinese craftsmen in Nagasaki.
Dāo hūshǒu (刀護手)
Qing Chinese for "saber guard".
Asian export sword guards
Sword guards that were made across Asia, specifically with export in mind.