Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Copper, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi) | 6.4in | 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: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Object: 29.100.1092

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