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Tsuba: Handguard

Tsuba is a kind of Japanese sword mounting. It was initially equipped with a Japanese sword for practical reasons. It protected its user’s hand when he grabbed his sword or prevented its user’s hand slipping towards the blade part when he hits his enemy. However, Tsuba attached importance to its decorativeness. It had been developed as an essential sword outfit that combines utility and beauty since the Edo period.

Western swords also have guards, but especially since modern times, many of them are connected with handles; therefore, they look different, compared to Japanese handguards, Tsuba. People expected that Tsuba fulfills two roles: practicality to attack enemies and to protect users. And Tsuba shouldn’t have been lost its good looks. In each area, Tsuba had been enhanced its artistry through the efforts and ingenuity of numerous Tsuba artisans.

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Updated: 5 Oct 2022

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  • $554.75

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Title: Ko Kinko-style, Budou Risu Sukashi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: 赤銅 (Shakudou, the mixture of copper and gold)

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    6.6cm×6.4cm 0.4cm 2.4cm×0.8cm 90g

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  • $832.12

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate

    Title: Sadamasa-style, Tsuta Magaki Sukashi

    Signature: 丹州住 定正 (Tanshu-ju, Sadamasa) 
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.6cm×7.5cm 0.3cm 2.8cm×0.9cm 96g

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  • $242.70

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Heianjo-style, Kikyou Karakusa

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.5cm×7.1cm 0.5cm 2.6cm×0.7cm 141g

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  • $244.09

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Amime Moyou

    Signature: SINED but cannot be read
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.7cm×7.7cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 147g

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  • $332.85

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Kara-Jishi Botan

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.1cm×6.6cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.9cm 117g

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  • $185.15

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Looking up the moon at the wharf

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.0cm×7.7cm 0.4cm 2.5cm×0.8cm 156g

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  • $155.33

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Nami Chidori Zu Mokkou Gata Tsuba

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.4cm×7.8cm 0.5cm 3.0cm×0.7cm 212g

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  • $332.85

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Small birds and pussy willow

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.5cm×7.0cm 0.5cm 2.7cm×1.1cm 143g

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  • $554.05

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Kikagaku Mon Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.5cm×8.5cm 0.4cm 2.6cm×0.8cm 114g

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  • $849.46

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Souten Jinbutsu Zu

    Signature (front): 藻柄子入道 宗典製 (Mogarashi/Souheishi Nyudoh Souten Sei)
    Signature (back): 江州彦根住 (Goh Shu Hikone-Ju)
    Age: estimated in the middle of the Edo period (around 1700-1750)
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.2cm×6.8cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 94g

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  • $214.96

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Kamon Chirashi Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.8cm×7.2cm 0.3cm 3.0cm×0.8cm 137g

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  • $923.65

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Hyounen Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.5cm×7.2cm 0.3cm 3.0cm×0.8cm 151g

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  • $1,144.16

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Shirasagi Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.8cm×7.6cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.7cm 177g

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  • $936.13

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Sanyu Zu

    Signature: □前 寛□□ (□: cannot be read, 前: Zen/Mae, 寛: Kan/Hiro)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.1cm×6.7cm 0.4cm 2.5cm×0.7cm 147g

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  • $317.59

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Un Mon Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.5cm×8.4cm 0.3cm 2.7cm×1.0cm 155g

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  • $658.76

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Mizuguruma Mon Sukashi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.4cm×8.3cm 0.4cm 2.9cm×1.1cm 109g

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  • $450.73

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Umetada-style, Ryu Zu

    Signature: 行□□□□ 埋忠家□ (□: cannot be read, Umetada Ke)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.3cm×6.8cm 0.5cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 170g

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  • $244.09

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Stone-paved path

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.4cm×8.0cm 0.4cm 3.0cm×0.9cm 148g

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  • $693.43

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: A WATER MILL

    Signature: 八代 甚吾 (Hachidai Jingo)
    Age: late Edo period (1781-1867) to Meiji period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    9.7cm×9.7cm 0.5cm 3.0cm×0.8cm 201g

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  • $303.03

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Nami Chidori Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.5cm×7.8cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 140g

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