A CLASSIC SIGNED JAPANESE ANTIQUE TSUBA, approx 200 - 300 years old, that would have fitted on a Japanese sword to protect the hand from SWORD CUTS. An iron tsuba of beautiful and classic design with'boars eye' cut outs (heart shaped) on the perimeter................. Boar charges directly at its target without ever wavering or glancing away.
Its easy to see how this was adopted into samurai philosophy and fighting, hence the symbol being incorporated into weaponry. But over time the symbol has taken on a more benign association and is thought to ward off misfortune and attract good luck..................The maker has signed the tsuba. The iron has a beautiful patination which should NEVER be polished bright, the old colour is a very important feature, and part of the value of the TSUBA... It comes complete in a cloth bag.
The item "FINE LARGE IRON SIGNED ANTIQUE JAPANESE TSUBA SWORD SAMURAI EDO katana" is in sale since Sunday, August 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Japanese\Other Japanese". The seller is "old-japanese-swords-uk" and is located in Bath. This item can be shipped worldwide.