Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Iron, gold, silver, copper | 8.3in | 18th century

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: 36.120.72

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