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We offer Japanese tsuba.The tsuba is Japanese katana sword guard and Japanese tsuba.There are many styles Tsuba.The tsuba is one of the most important parts of any katana. Japanese samurai sword katana tsuba,brassbase(75% copper) in casting,24K Gold & Real silver plated surface.hand plated kendo iaido bamboo theme.In high quality.Best choice for you DIY you katana or collection.may not fit your blade or sword.This is TC022 samurai kantana guard kendo iaido bamboo tsuba.
size(cm):8.2X7.5X0.7

What is the Tsuba?


  The tsuba is the katana’s sword guard. Its function is to keep the sword balanced as it is held in a fight, and to prevent the wielder from slipping his hand across its blade and injuring himself. In a lot of sword fighting techniques, the tsuba is also used to block an incoming slash from the opponent’s sword.

During the medieval period of Japan, particularly the Muromachi and the Momoyama periods, which lasted from the 1300s to the 1600s, the tsuba is designed more for functional rather than for aesthetic purposes. They are made of hard metal to ensure the sword wielder’s survival in a fight in these ages of war in the history of Japan.

It is important to understand the concept of the Tsuba, as well as its development in form and function. The Tsuba is counterbalance to the Sword Blade in many levels of understanding. The Sword Blade is aggressive, destructive, offensive in purpose. It is used for attack and destruction. It is masculine and active in principle -- pure YANG.
The Tsuba, it's repeat, is self-defensive,decorative,ornamental and phylactic; its function is to guard and preserve and is feminine in concept and execution, pure YIN. Once you grasp this essential difference, you will find that the true beauty of fine Tsuba will have a new value and your appreciation will be greatly enhanced.

What is a tsuba made of?


Early tsuba, known as neri tsuba, were of leather in an iron or wooden frame which was sometimes lacquered for strength and stability. Later in the Muromachi period (1392-1572) when tsuba became an industry separate from sword manufacture, the iron tsuba evolved. Its primary purpose was still balance/defense; however, inscriptions of buddhist prayers or family mottos and artistic Artsfeng developed. (Piercework itself was defensive as it lightened the weight of the guard, but did not significantly reduce its protective capabilities.)


Over the years, artists, (and they were artists) used many different metals. They manufactured tsuba from copper, yamagane ( a dark impure copper), brass, sentoku (a yellowy or dark brown brass), iron, shakudo (a mixture of copper, gold and whatever else was available which resulted in a purplish black patina) and shibuichi (literally meaning 4 parts, it is usually composed of silver -the constant here- and copper, tin, lead or zinc. A harder alloy than shakudo it has a silvery grey appearance when pickled.) Although the iron was an early development, it reemerged later as artists, such as Goto Ichijo, rebelled against the overly ornate and structured form which the tsuba gained.



Tsuba item

TC002 JP SAMURAI SWORD GUARD WILD MUM TSUBA

wild mum tsuba,Japanese tsuba

SIZE (CM): 7.9x7.5x0.6
Other:Japanese samurai sword katana tsuba,brass base(75% copper) in casting,
24K Gold & Real silver plated surface.hand plated wild chrysanthemum theme.
In high quality.Best choice for you DIY you katana or collection.
may not fit your blade or sword.

Price US $27.99

TC005 JP SAMURAI SWORD GUARD SNAKE FROG TSUBA

snake tsuba frog tsuba snake frog tsuba Japanese samurai sword tsuba

SIZE (CM): 6.9X7.2X0.5
Other:Japanese samurai sword katana tsuba,brass base(75% copper) in casting,
24K Gold & Real silver plated surface.hand plated snake & frog theme.
In high quality.Best choice for you DIY you katana or collection.
may not fit your blade or sword.

Price US $27.99

TC006 JP SAMURAI SWORD GUARD PEONY LION TSUBA

lion tsuba Japanese tsuba peony lion tsuba

SIZE (CM): 8.1X8.1X0.6
Other:Japanese samurai sword katana tsuba,brass base(75% copper) in casting,
24K Gold & Real silver plated surface.hand plated peony & lion theme.
In high quality.Best choice for you DIY you katana or collection.
may not fit your blade or sword.

Price US $27.99

TC007 JP SAMURAI SWORD GUARD WINDOW TSUBA

Japanese samurai sword tsuba window tsuba

SIZE (CM): 8.0X7.7X0.7
Other:Japanese samurai sword katana tsuba,brass base(75% copper) in casting,
24K Gold & Real silver plated surface.hand plated window theme.
In high quality.Best choice for you DIY you katana or collection.
may not fit your blade or sword.

Price US $27.99

TC008 JP SAMURAI SWORD GUARD TIGER DRAGON TSUBA 

tiger tsuba dragon tsuba tiger dragon tsuba Jpanese samurai sword tsuba

SIZE (CM): 8.4X8.2X0.6
Other:Japanese samurai sword katana tsuba,brass base(75% copper) in casting,
24K Gold & Real silver plated surface.hand plated tiger & dragon theme.
In high quality.Best choice for you DIY you katana or collection.
may not fit your blade or sword.

Price US $27.99

TC015 JP SAMURAI SWORD GUARD FUJI MOUNTAIN TSUBA

Fuji mountain tsuba mountian tsuba Japanese Fuji tsuba

SIZE (CM): 8.3X7.4X0.6
Other:Japanese samurai sword katana tsuba,brass base(75% copper) in casting,
24K Gold & Real silver plated surface.hand plated fuji mountain theme.
In high quality.Best choice for you DIY you katana or collection.
may not fit your blade or sword.

Price US $27.99

TC017 JP SAMURAI SWORD GUARD TOAD MONSTER TSUBA

frog tsuba Japanese sword tsuba toda monster tsuba

SIZE (CM):7.9X7.1X0.7
Other:Japanese samurai sword katana tsuba,brass base(75% copper) in casting,
24K Gold & Real silver plated surface.hand plated toad monster theme.
In high quality.Best choice for you DIY you katana or collection.
may not fit your blade or sword.

Price US $27.99

TC020 JP SAMURAI SWORD GUARD CRANES PINE TSUBA

crane tsuba cranes pine tsuba pine tsuba Japanese samurai sword tsuba

SIZE (CM):7.9X7.3X0.7
Other:Japanese samurai sword katana tsuba,brass base(75% copper) in casting,
24K Gold & Real silver plated surface.hand plated cranes & pine theme.
In high quality.Best choice for you DIY you katana or collection.
may not fit your blade or sword.

Price US $27.99

TC028 JP SAMURAI SWORD GUARD SWIFT HORSE TSUBA

pecker tsuba Japanese samurai sword tsuba

SIZE (CM):7.5X7.1X0.6
Other:Japanese samurai sword katana tsuba,brass base(75% copper) in casting,
24K Gold & Real silver plated surface.hand plated swift horse theme.
In high quality.Best choice for you DIY you katana or collection.
may not fit your blade or sword.

Price US $27.99

TC099 JP SAMURAI SWORD GUARD PECKER TSUBA

pecker tsuba Japanese samurai sword tsuba

SIZE (CM):7.7X7.2X0.55
Other:Japanese samurai sword katana tsuba,brass base(75% copper) in casting,
24K Gold & Real silver plated surface.hand plated pecker theme.
In high quality.Best choice for you DIY you katana or collection.
may not fit your blade or sword.

Price US $27.99

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