17th century Iron Tsuba, Japanese Sword Hand Guard

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Title: Iron Tsuba
Date: 1650s
Size: 8.3 x 8.2 x 0.5 cm

Original Japanese antique.

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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Dimensions8.3 x 8.2 x 0.5 cm
SubjectSamurai & Male
Product Date17th century