Antique sword guard - Mokko with butterfly tsuba

€ 325.00

Lovely mokko lotus shaped tsuba with rounded edge. The main theme of the tsuba is a butterfly landing on a cherry tree. The lighter elements such as the leaves and butterfly wings are inlayed in brass. Two hitsu ana for the kogai and kozuka are present.

The ura side of the tsuba shows a light wavy pattern which is used to depect water, a very common element on Japanese sword guards.


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