19th century Iron Tsuba with Ox and Moon Design

£350
SKU
T103
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Iron Tsuba with Ox and Moon Design
Date: 19th century
Size: 6.1 x 5.8 x 0.4 cm

Original Japanese antique.

iron tsuba, sword hand guard, katana, metalwork, ox, moon
iron tsuba, sword hand guard, katana, metalwork, ox, moon iron tsuba, sword hand guard, katana, metalwork, ox, moon

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 6.1 x 5.8 x 0.4 cm
Condition Report Lightly rusted, partly gild worn off.
Subject Samurai & Male, Animal & Birds
Product Date 19th century


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