Tsuba Japanese Samurai Sword Guard. The tsuba, also known as the sword guard, is an integral component of Japanese swords that serves both a functional and aesthetic purpose.The tsuba is a circular or oval-shaped plate made of metal or other materials that sits between the sword blade and the handle. Not only does the tsuba protect the wielder's hand from sliding onto the blade during combat, but it also enhances the sword's overall beauty with its intricate designs and motifs. Many tsuba are crafted with elaborate patterns, such as flora, fauna, and mythical creatures, which reflect the values and beliefs of Japanese culture. The tsuba's craftsmanship and design are often a reflection of the swordsmith's skill and the sword owner's taste, making it an essential component of Japanese sword collecting. Whether it's a simple and elegant tsuba or a highly decorated and ornate one, the tsuba adds to the allure and fascination of Japanese swords. We are located in Japan. It's our pleasure to make you happy by proposing our recommend item. If you have any questions or request about items' please feel free to ask us. International Buyers - Please Note. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as - gifts - The US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. Thank you for your understanding.
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