Antique sword guard - Kake mokko gata tsuba
€ 165.00The shape of this large sword guard is a cross-over of the common lotus shape and a square shape. Kaku-maru gata would be the best way to describe this particular blend. Due to its size, it may just be that this tsuba has been previously mounted on an odachi or fairly large handachi.
The fact that it's larger than average katana tsuba it can indicate that the tsuba is pre-edo period such as muromachi.
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