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Japanese tsubas (sword hand guards) from the late Edo period century) - I consider the beautiful work done on tsubas to be adornment since the y could just be quite plain and utilitarian.

Copy of an Akasaka tsuba made for the "Stories in Steel" exhibit, October Toronto. Steel plate with copper sekigane. x x Private collection (KB), Poland.

Swords Komachi sword brace item number [B051214] brim: Mumei (Ito faction) UmeTatsuki Toru-zu

Swords Komachi sword brace item number [B051214] brim: Mumei (Ito faction) UmeTatsuki Toru-zu

13-10-18 Kyo-Sukashi style tsuba with a stylized motif of irises and dewdrops on grass. Steel plate with copper sekigane. Omote side. Private collection (RM), UK.

13-10-18 Kyo-Sukashi style tsuba with a stylized motif of irises and dewdrops on grass. Steel plate with copper sekigane. Omote side. Private collection (RM), UK.

Tsuba, iron, gold, copper, depicting a praying mantis and a wheel. 19thC.

Tsuba, iron, gold, copper, depicting a praying mantis and a wheel. 19thC.

Fittings with enamel work, you won’t find them very often anymore and actually…

Fittings with enamel work, you won’t find them very often anymore and actually…

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