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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: 29 May 2022

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  • $2,675.90

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

    Title: Mito-style, Mamori Jishi Zu Daisho Set

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    (Tsuba A)

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    9.1cm×8.8cm 0.4cm 3.1cm×0.9cm 230g

    (Tsuba B)

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.0cm×8.0cm 0.4cm 2.6cm×0.8cm 200g

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  • $275.46

    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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  • $511.57

    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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  • $369.90

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

    Title: Kiku Sukashi Tsuba

    Signature: 長州住 友久 (Choshu-Ju, Tomohisa)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.8cm×7.6cm 0.3cm 2.9cm×0.8cm 108g

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  • $432.87

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

    Title: Karamatsu Mon

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.8cm×7.8cm 0.5cm 2.9cm×1.0cm 125g

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  • $243.98

    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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  • $747.68

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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Title: Koudai Yagyu-style, Gunbai Sukashi Tsuba

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    6.9cm×6.8cm 0.5cm 2.5cm×0.9cm 104g

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  • $511.57

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

    Title: Nenrin

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.4cm×8.4cm 0.3cm 2.9cm×0.9cm 160g

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  • $983.79

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

    Title: Kamon Chirashi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.8cm×8.8cm 0.5cm 2.7cm×0.8cm 213g

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  • $606.01

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

    Title: Bushu-style, Nami Ikari Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.0cm×7.5cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.7cm 118g

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  • $432.87

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

    Title: Yukiwa Mon

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.9cm×8.7cm 0.3cm 3.0cm×0.8cm 145g

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  • $747.68

    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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  • $1,298.60

    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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  • $448.61

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

    Title: Shoami-style, Mizube Dokuu Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    9.2cm×8.2cm 0.3cm 2.9cm×0.8cm 125g

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  • $668.98

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

    Title: Susuki Zu

    Signature: 加藤 重光 (Katou Shigemitsu)
    Age: Edo period, the 2nd year of Kanei (1749) – 7th year of Bunsei (1824)
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.8cm×8.5cm 0.2cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 134g

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  • $275.46

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

    Title: Shichifukujin Zu

    Signature: 弘知 作之 (Hirokazu, or Hirotomo made this Tsuba)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Gilding

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    6.7cm×6.0cm 0.4cm 2.7cm×0.9cm 100g

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  • $1,062.49

    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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  • $275.46

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

    Title: Sansui Jinbutsu Zu

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

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.0cm×6.7cm 0.4cm 2.7cm×0.9cm 111g

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  • $401.39

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

    Title: Yoshioka-style, Hina Ningyou Zu

    Signature: 吉岡 因幡介 (Yoshioka Inabanosuke)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.3cm×6.9cm 0.3cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 119g

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  • $181.02

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

    Title: Ten

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.8cm×8.1cm 0.5cm 2.9cm×0.7cm 170g

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