Yagami school nanban tsubaThe Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron, known for their 1000 monkey designs.
Three wise monkeys tsubaJapanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Seiryūken Eiju dragon tsubaTetsugendo school. Round plate with discoid cross-section, chiseled with dragons.
Wan-gata tsuba by KunihiroIts outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
Ono school ship tsuba
A classic Japanese ship tsuba with a motif called “kazeho” (風帆) or “b
Ezo style tsuba
What are today known as "Ezo fittings" are a style of Japanese sword mounts that are character
Nanban tsuba & Asian export sword guardsFor long, "nanban tsuba" literally "Southern barbarian sword-guards" have been a catch-all classification for sword guards for Japanese swords (tsuba), that show foreign influence.
A nanban tsuba with Christian orb
A near round tsuba with beaded rim depicting two dragons in vegetal scrollwork.