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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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Autumn Sale

Updated: 21 Oct 2021

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  • $793.05

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

    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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    This Tsuba is listed in Autumn SALE. 20% discount is applied on it. You can check other sword mountings on sale by clicking the image below.

  • $359.68

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

    Title: Heianjo-style, Irechigai Myoga

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.4cm×8.2cm 0.4cm 3.0cm×1.0cm 141g

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  • $2,324.77

    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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  • $342.14

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

    Title: Shoami-style, Landscapes

    Signature: 会津住 正阿弥 (Aizu-Ju, Shoami)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.5cm×7.3cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 145g

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  • $631.63

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

    Title: Kiku Sukashi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.3cm×8.2cm 0.5cm 2.9cm×0.8cm 133g

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    This Tsuba is listed in Autumn SALE. 10% discount is applied on it. You can check other sword mountings on sale by clicking the image below.

  • $184.23

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

    Title: Ryusui Ume

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.9cm×7.3cm 0.2cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 100g

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  • $921.13

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

    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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  • $324.59

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

    Title: Rainy Moonlit Night

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.2cm×6.8cm 0.4cm 2.4cm×0.7cm 119g

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  • $3,070.44

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

    Title: Imono-Shi-style, Shingen Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Brass

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    9.2cm×8.2cm 0.8cm 2.7cm×0.8cm 316g

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  • $671.11

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

    Title: Bushu Itoh-style, Donguri Zu 

    Signature: 武州住 正恒 (Bushu-Ju Masatsune)
    Age: middle of the Edo period (1681-1780)
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.2cm×6.9cm 0.3cm 2.6cm×0.6cm 107g

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    This Tsuba is listed in Autumn SALE. 10% discount is applied on it. You can check other sword mountings on sale by clicking the image below.

  • $324.59

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

    Title: Kawari Gata Tsuba

    Signature: 信家 (Nobuie)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.3cm×7.6cm 0.6cm 2.5cm×0.7cm 143g

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  • $1,447.50

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

    Title: Itogumo Hatou Zu

    Signature: 勝利 (Katsutoshi) 
    Age: late Edo period (1781-1867) 
    Material: Iron

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

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  • $276.34

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

    Title: Rabbit looking up the Moon

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.9cm×7.8cm 0.5cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 180g

    You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item.

    This Tsuba is listed in Autumn SALE. 10% discount is applied on it. You can check other sword mountings on sale by clicking the image below.

  • $394.77

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

    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Dragons

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.0cm×7.9cm 0.4cm 2.7cm×0.8cm 121g

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  • $3,070.44

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

    Title: Karako Yugi Zu

    Signature: 石山 基菫 (Ishiyama Mototada)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Shakudou (赤銅, the mixture of copper and gold) 

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.6cm×7.4cm 0.4cm 2.7cm×0.7cm 150g

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  • $663.65

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

    Title: Budou Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    10.7cm×10.1cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 233g

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    This Tsuba is listed in Autumn SALE. 15% discount is applied on it. You can check other sword mountings on sale by clicking the image below.

  • $1,973.86

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

    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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  • $965.00

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

    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    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)

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

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    Thank you for visiting our website. This Tsuba was sold as each antique Japanese Tsuba is one of a kind. However, we have various kinds of antique Japanese Tsubas available. Our customer service will help you find your ideal Tsuba you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of Tsubas. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $570.23

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

    Title: Silvery Dragon

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.1cm×7.9cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.7cm 117g

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  • $552.68

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

    Title: Shingen-style, Shingen Tsuba

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.9cm×8.9cm 0.4cm 2.9cm×0.8cm 199g

    You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item.