Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Copper alloy (bronze), copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, silver, copper | 5.7in | 1786-1859

Unknown Artist

A tsuba is a sword guard and part of a sword mounting. It is mounted between the sword’s blade and grip to protect the user’s hands.

Credit: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Object: 36.120.10

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