Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Japanese Sword Guards (Tsuba)

  1. Edo period, dated early 19th century
  2. Edo period, dated 18th century 
  3. Edo, dated early 19th century (Ito school, Musashi prov)
  4. Edo period, dated mid-19th century (Iwama Mitsuyoshi, Japanese, about 1875)

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