19th century Higo Tsuba, Nakane Heihachiro Style

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Original Japanese antique.

Title: Higo tsuba, Nakane Heihachiro style tsuba
Date: 19th century
Size: 8.0 x 8.0 x 0.4 cm

The tsuba is usually a round (or occasionally squareish) guard at the end of the grip of bladed Japanese weapons. They contribute to the balance of the weapon and to the protection of the hand. Tsuba are usually finely decorated, and nowadays are collectors' items.

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Dimensions 8.0 x 8.0 x 0.4 cm
Product Date 19th century