Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Iron, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper | 7.9in | c. 1615-1868

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: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Object: 91.1.839

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