Sword Handguard (Tsuba) (Daishō) Set with Openwork (Sukashi) Design
This is a set (daishō) of matching antique handguard (tsuba) made of forged iron. It has a negative openwork design of twin followers. The larger handguard is sized to fit a long sword (katana). The smaller handguard is sized to fit a short sword (wakizashi). The handguards were made in Higo Province and date from the late Edo Period early to mid-19th Century.
The larger handguard measures 7.6 cm (3.0 inches) wide by 7.8 cm (3.1 inches) high. The rim of the handguard is 0.3 cm (0.2 inches) thick. The smaller handguard measures 6.6 cm (2.6 inches) wide by 7.0 cm (2.8 inches) high. The rim of the handguard is 0.3 (0.2 inches) thick. Both handguards are unsigned by the artist who made it. The condition of this set of antique handguards is excellent.
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