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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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Antique Tsuba Summer SALE

Updated: 31 Jul 2021

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  • $521.07

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

    Title: Wagasa Yukiwa Sukashi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.4cm×8.3cm 0.5cm 2.8cm×0.7cm 110g

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  • $905.01

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    10% OFF SPECIAL SALE PRICE

    This Tsuba is listed on Antique Tsuba Summer SALE.
    You can find other Tsubas from the link above.

    Title: Ko-Kinko-style, Waves and Seashells

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: before the Muromachi period
    Material: Yamagane-ji (山銅地, the mixture of copper and some impurities)
    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.5cm×7.1cm 0.5cm 2.75cm×0.95cm 150g

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  • $1,051.27

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    Title: Kiku Mon

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.3cm×7.6cm 0.3cm 2.5cm×0.9cm 138g

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  • $2,422.50

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    Certificate: NBTHK

    Title: Goto-style, Musashino Zu

    Signature: 後藤 光凞 (Goto Mitsuhiro) 
    Age: late Edo period (1781-1867) 
    Material: Brass

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    5.8cm×5.2cm 0.3cm 2.7cm×0.9cm 69g

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  • $1,755.17

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    20% OFF SPECIAL SALE PRICE

    This Tsuba is listed on Antique Tsuba Summer SALE.
    You can find other Tsubas from the link above.

    Title: Bamboo Shoot

    Signature: 一静 (Issei)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Brass
    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.6cm×7.8cm 0.45cm 2.7cm×0.8cm 180g

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  • $959.86

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    Title: Goto-style, Waterfowls and Fisherman

    Signature: 武州□品川 後藤光孝 (花押) (Bushu □ Shinagawa Goto Mitsutaka) (his stylized signature)
    Age: middle of Edo period (1722-1784)
    Material: Shakudou (赤銅, the mixture of copper and gold)

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.6cm×7.2cm 0.3cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 152g

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  • $319.95

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    Title: The Sailboat and Flying Wild Geese

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron 

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.2cm×6.8cm 0.5cm 2.8cm×0.7cm 120g

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  • $548.49

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

    Title: Traveler

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.7cm×7.6cm 0.4cm 3.1cm×0.9cm 166g

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  • $1,748.32

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    15% OFF SPECIAL SALE PRICE

    This Tsuba is listed on Antique Tsuba Summer SALE.
    You can find other Tsubas from the link above.

    Title: Sadamasa-style, Tsuta Magaki Sukashi

    Signature: 丹州住 定正 (Tanshu-ju, Sadamasa) 
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron
    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate

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

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  • $777.03

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

    Title: Goto-style, Take Tora Mon 

    Signature: 後藤 海乗 寿龍 (花押) (Goto Kaijo Juryu, his stylized signature)
    Age: early Edo period (1627-1686)
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.8cm×7.7cm 0.58cm 2.7cm×0.7cm 167g

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  • $4,616.47

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    Title: Nagasaki Shippo-style, Zuiun Houou Zu 

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.0cm×8.0cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 127g

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  • $1,005.57

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    Certificate: NBTHK

    Title: Wild Boar

    Signature: 乙柳軒 味墨 (Miboku)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Shibuichi (四分一, the mixture of silver and copper)

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    5.1cm×4.1cm 0.4cm 2.0cm×0.8cm 62g

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  • $7,816.00

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    10% OFF SPECIAL SALE PRICE

    This Tsuba is listed on Antique Tsuba Summer SALE.
    You can find other Tsubas from the link above.

    Title: Baika Chirashi Daisyo Tsuba Set

    Signature: 古川 元珍 (Hurukawa Genchin)
    Age: middle of Edo period (1681-1780)
    Material: Shakudou (赤銅, the mixture of copper and gold)
    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Certificate

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.6cm×7.2cm

    7.2cm×6.9cm

    0.2cm

    0.2cm

    2.8cm×0.75cm

    2.8cm×0.9cm

    163g

    136g

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  • $955.75

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    15% OFF SPECIAL SALE PRICE

    This Tsuba is listed on Antique Tsuba Summer SALE.
    You can find other Tsubas from the link above.

    Title: A WATER MILL

    Signature: 八代 甚吾 (Hachidai Jingo)
    Age: late Edo period (1781-1867) to Meiji period
    Material: Iron
    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

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

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  • $2,056.84

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

    Title: Otaka-style, Take Sukashi

    Signature: 大高 寛長 (Otaka Hironaga)
    Age: late Edo period (1781-1867)
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.5cm×7.1cm 0.53cm 2.4cm×0.6cm 106g

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  • $1,357.52

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    10% OFF SPECIAL SALE PRICE

    This Tsuba is listed on Antique Tsuba Summer SALE.
    You can find other Tsubas from the link above.

    Title: Itogumo Hatou Zu

    Signature: 勝利 (Katsutoshi) 
    Age: late Edo period (1781-1867) 
    Material: Iron
    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.5cm×7.8cm 0.5cm 3.1cm×0.9cm 149g

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  • $1,069.56

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

    Title: Kinai-style, Kurabone Sukashi

    Signature: 越前住 記内作 (Echizen-Ju, Kinai Saku)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.3cm×8.3cm 0.5cm 3.0cm×0.9cm 115g

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  • $411.37

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Hoshi Mon

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.3cm×7.6cm 0.4cm 2.6cm×0.7cm 134g

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  • $210.25

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Ha Monyou Chirashi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Brass

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.2cm×6.8cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 141g

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  • $685.61

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

    Title: Golden Marks

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.5cm×7.7cm 0.5cm 2.8cm×0.7cm 183g

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