17th century Iron Tsuba, Japanese Sword Hand Guard

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Original Japanese antique.

Title: Iron Tsuba
Date: 1650s
Size: 8.3 x 8.2 x 0.5 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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Title 17th Century Iron Tsuba, Sword Hand Guard
Dimensions 8.3 x 8.2 x 0.5 cm
Subject Samurai & Male
Product Date 17th century