Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword
Tsuba - hanma-sword

Tsuba

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The Tsuba is the guard for the sword and has the function to protect the hand from the opponent's blade but also from having one's hand sliding onto the blade during Tsuki (thrust) techniques.
It though has two more qualities: aesthetic and balance adjustment. During the Edo period, the Tsuba turned progressively into a decorative ornament, often generously worked, giving every sword a personal and special touch.

The Tsuba can present one or two holes on the sides that were used to draw the Kogatana (small knife) or Kogai (hair spike) that were fitted inside the sides of the Saya. The Tsuba used to be made by entire dynasties of craftsmen who only specialized in that particular field, almost vanished in the present time.

The average weight of a standard Tsuba is 100 g.
A heavy Tsuba (> 100 g) will tend to shift the balance downwards the handle, making the Iaito easier to handle whereas a light Tsuba (< 100 g) will push the balance towards the Kissaki, the tip of the blade. The latter one is recommended if you decide to focus on cutting training. You will find below some photos of all our Tsuba but also details on size, material, and weight.

Please note that the pictures above only display the front side of the Tsuba. You can find pictures of the back side on each standalone Tsuba product page.

Tsuba Technical Specifications

Code Name Description Material Dimensions Weight
T-001-4IR4 Tomoe Umebachi Double comma and plum flowers Blackened Iron 78 mm x 78 mm x 4 mm 97 g
T-003-4IR4 Kagecho Butterfly shadow Blackened Iron 78 mm x 76.5 mm x 4 mm 65 g
T-006-1IR4 Karakusa Amime Arabesque mesh Blackened Iron 81 mm x 82.5 mm x 4 mm 86 g
T-007-1IR4 Matsu Sukashi Three pine trees Blackened Iron 77.5 mm x 76 mm x 4.5 mm 80 g
T-008-1IR4 Kinai Ryu Wrapped dragon Blackened Iron 75 mm x 75 mm x 5 mm 103 g
T-008-1IR4-S Kinai Ryu (small) Wrapped dragon (small) Blackened Iron 69 mm x 69 mm x 3.5 mm 66 g
T-012-1IR4 Sasa Sukashi Bamboo leaves Blackened Iron 79 mm x 79 mm x 4 mm 95 g
T-012-1SU9 Sasa Sukashi Bamboo leaves Blackened stainless steel 79 mm x 79 mm x 4 mm 95 g
T-013-1IR4 Sharin ni Kiku Sukashi Coach wheel & chrysanthemum Blackened Iron 79 mm x 79 mm x 5 mm 92 g
T-013-1SU9 Sharin ni Kiku Sukashi Coach wheel & chrysanthemum Blackened stainless steel 79 mm x 79 mm x 5 mm 97 g
T-014-1IR4 Owari Owari style design Blackened Iron 79 mm x 77 mm x 4.5 mm 72 g
T-015-1IR4 Kikuka Sukashi Chrysantemum Blackened Iron 78 mm x 79.5 mm x 3.5 mm 70 g
T-016-1IR4 Kiku Sukashi Chrysantemum Blackened Iron 81.5 mm x 80 mm x 4 mm 72 g
T-017-3IR4 Hijikata Hijikata style design Blackened Iron 80 mm x 73 mm x 4 mm 137.5 g
T-018-1IR4 Namako Sukashi Sea cucumber design Blackened Iron 75.5 mm x 74.5 mm x 5 mm 101 g
T-018-1SU9 Namako Sukashi Sea cucumber design Blackened stainless steel 75.5 mm x 74.5 mm x 5 mm 101 g
T-019-4IR4 Higo Mokko Higo style shape with Mokko Kamon Blackened Iron 84.5 mm x 77 mm x 4 mm 135 g
T-021-4IR3 Kasuga Karakusa Kasuga style with gold arabesque Copper plated iron with gold gilding 83.5 mm x 76 mm x 4.5 mm 161 g
T-022-1IR3 Sakura Uma Cherry blossom and horses Copper plated iron with gold & silver gilding 78 mm x 72 mm x 3 mm 115 g
T-023-1IR3 Kibamusha Samurai on horseback Copper plated iron with gold & silver gilding 77 mm x 73 mm x 4 mm 106 g
T-032-1IR3 Yasha to Musha Epic fight between a Samurai and god Yasha Copper plated iron with gold & silver gilding 81.5 mm x 76.5 mm x 4.5 mm 94 g
T-033-1IR4 Ume Take Japanese apricot tree & bamboo Blackened Iron 77.5 mm x 78.5 mm x 3.5 mm 65 g
T-035-1IR4 Ume Japanese apricot tree Blackened Iron 83 mm x 77 mm x 3.5 mm 117 g
T-035-1SU9 Ume Japanese apricot tree Blackened stainless steel 83 mm x 77 mm x 3.5 mm 112 g
T-036-1IR4 Myoga Japanese ginger Blackened Iron 79 mm x 78 mm x 3 mm 100 g
T-037-1IR4 Hanetomoe Comma shaped feathers Blackened Iron 69 mm x 69 mm x 6 mm 110 g
T-038-1IR4 Ajiro Wickerwork Blackened Iron 74.5 mm x 71 mm x 3.5 mm 123 g
T-039-1IR4 Kari Wild geese Blackened Iron 78.5 mm x 73 mm x 4 mm 71 g
T-041-1IR4 Kinai Kinai style design (Edo period design) Blackened Iron 76.5 mm x 74 mm x 3.5 mm 67 g
T-042-1IR4 Mukai Tsuru Sukashi Two facing cranes Blackened Iron 73 mm x 70 mm x 4 mm 76 g
T-043-1IR4 Sankosho Varja (intrument for buddist rituals) Blackened Iron 75 mm x 77 mm x 4 mm 94 g
T-044-1IR4 Dakimyoga Karigane Japanese ginger Blackened Iron 79 mm x 77 mm x 5 mm 82 g
T-045-1IR4 Washi Eagle Blackened Iron 97 mm x 92 mm x 3 mm 205 g
T-046-4IR4 Hanzo Hanzo style design Blackened Iron 78.5 mm x 78 mm x 4 mm 105 g
T-048-1IR4 Sasa Bamboo leaves Blackened Iron 83 mm x 81 mm x 4.5 mm 111 g
T-049-4IR4 Nanako Grainy design Blackened Iron 75 mm x 71 mm x 4 mm 119 g
T-050-2IR4 Satsuma nami Chidori Waves & plovers of Satsuma (region) Blackened Iron 71 mm x 67.5 mm x 4 mm 106 g
T-051-4IR4 Bonji Bonji "A" that means "All mighty" and refers to all gods & Bonji "MA" refering to the god of wealth. Blackened Iron 79.5 mm x 75 mm x 2.5 mm 92 g
T-052-1IR4 Unen Burning clouds Blackened Iron 81 mm x 82 mm x 6.5 mm 123 g
T-055-1IR4 Take Sukashi Bamboo Blackened Iron 83.5 mm x 84 mm x 4.5 mm 94 g
T-056-1IR4 Sasa Ogi Bamboo & foldin fans Blackened Iron 80 mm x 80 mm x 4 mm 99 g
T-061-1IR4 Matsu ni Taka Pine tree & falcon Blackened Iron 80 mm x 76 mm x 4 mm 101 g
T-062-1IR4 Shishi Botan Sukashi Shishi (mystical lion) & peony tree Blackened Iron 84 mm x 79 mm x 3 mm 85.5 g
T-063-4IR4 Umebachi Sukashi Umebachi Kamon (Japanese apricot design) Blackened Iron 76 mm x 67 mm x 4.5 mm 128 g
T-064-4IR4 Hyotan Sukashi Calabash Blackened Iron 80 mm x 79 mm x 3.5 mm 100 g
T-065-4IR4 Nihiki Double symetrical design Blackened Iron 79 mm x 72.5 mm x 4.5 mm 99 g
T-066-4IR4 Sakura Sukashi Cherry blossom Blackened Iron 76.5 mm x 76 mm x 4.5 mm 94 g
T-066-4IR4-S Sakura Sukashi (small) Cherry blossom Blackened Iron 70 mm x 70 mm x 3 mm 57 g
T-067-4IR4 Sangakuen Sukashi Three circles Blackened Iron 72.5 mm x 73 mm x 4.5 mm 88 g
T-068-2IR4 Tombo Sukashi Dragonfly Blackened Iron 78.5 mm x 74 mm x 4.5 mm 90 g
T-069-4IR4 Onodaimoku Hatchet & Daimoku book design Blackened Iron 78.5 mm x 73 mm x 4.5 mm 140 g
T-070-4IR4 Raiun Sukashi Thunder cloud Blackened Iron 76 mm x 77 mm x 4.5 mm 89.5 g
T-071-4IR2 Guribori Guribori pattern design Silver plated iron 74 mm x 69 mm x 3 mm 83 g
T-072-4BR2 Mukai Kagecho Sukashi Facing butterfly shadows Silver plated brass 74.5 mm x 72.5 mm x 3 mm 50 g
T-073-4IR2 Yokogumo ni Matsu Wall of clouds in pine trees Silver plated iron 76 mm x 71.5 mm x 4 mm 69 g
T-074-4IR4 Hitotsudomoe ni Kasumi Mist & comma design Blackened Iron 76 mm x 75.5 mm x 3 mm 80 g
T-075-4IR4 Icho Sukashi Ginkgo tree Blackened Iron 74.5 mm x 70.5 mm x 3.5 mm 75 g
T-076-3IR4 Yaguruma Sukashi Arrow wheel Blackened Iron 74.5 mm x 72.5 mm x 4.5 mm 87 g
T-077-3IR4 Gemon A Shinshu bouddhism proverb saying that true Dharma is lawless Blackened Iron 83 mm x 75 mm x 3.5 mm 128 g
T-078-1IR4 Danryu Sukashi Dragon Blackened Iron 78.5 mm x 74.5 mm x 5 mm 118 g
T-079-1IR4 Namigashira Sukashi Wave crest Blackened Iron 73 mm x 70 mm x 5.5 mm 92 g
T-080-1IR4 Shinryu Sukashi Dragon Blackened Iron 76 mm x 76 mm x 5 mm 128 g
T-081-1IR4 Namiguruma Sukashi Circling wave Blackened Iron 76.5 mm x 75 mm x 4 mm 97 g
T-082-1IR4 Nami ni Koi Sukashi Wave & Koi carp Blackened Iron 74.5 mm x 72 mm x 4.5 mm 104 g
T-083-2IR4 Kagome Woven bambou pattern Blackened Iron 75.5 mm x 72.5 mm x 4 mm 85 g
T-084-3IR4 Ameryu Sukashi Rain & Dragon Blackened Iron 82 mm x 76.5 mm x 3.5 mm 116 g
T-084-3IR4-S Ameryu Sukashi (small) Rain & Dragon Blackened Iron 76 mm x 71 mm x 3.5 mm 100 g
T-085-3IR4 Shiyomon Shiho Inome Sukashi Shiyomon pattern & 4 wild boar eyes (heart shape, linked to Japanese bouddhism) Blackened Iron 76 mm x 75 mm x 4 mm 100 g
T-086-3IR4 Matsukawa Bishimon Sukashi Pine bark & Diamon pattern Blackened Iron 76.5 mm x 75 mm x 4 mm 95 g
T-087-3IR4 Marugata Kamon Sukashi Flowers in round shape Blackened Iron 76.5 mm x 74.5 mm x 3.5 mm 65 g
T-088-3IR4 Mokkogata Kamon Sukashi Flowers in Mokko shape Blackened Iron 79 mm x 77.5 mm x 3.5 mm 76 g
T-089-3IR4 Hirata Namako Sukashi Hirata shape & sea cucumber Blackened Iron 77 mm x 69 mm x 4 mm 97 g
T-090-3IR4 Juboku Urigata Muji Tsuba Juboku Uri shape - Plain Blackened Iron 80 mm x 75.5 mm x 3.5 mm 120 g
T-090-3IR4-S Juboku Urigata Muji Tsuba (small) Juboku Uri shape - Plain Blackened Iron 75 mm x 71 mm x 3.5 mm 106 g
T-091-3IR4 Hirata Kiku Sukashi Hirata shape & chrysantemum Blackened Iron 77.5 mm x 71 mm x 4 mm 100 g
T-092-3IR4 Kata Marugata Muji Tsuba Round plain Tsuba Blackened Iron 77 mm x 69 mm x 4 mm 131 g
T-092-3IR4-S Kata Marugata Muji Tsuba (small) Round plain Tsuba Blackened Iron 72 mm x 65 mm x 4.5 mm 118 g
T-901-2BR9 Hamidashi Tsuba A very special kind of small Tsuba Silver plated brass 58.5 mm x 44.5 mm x 8 mm 100 g
T-901-3BR9 Hamidashi Tsuba A very special kind of small Tsuba Copper plated brass - Blackened 58.5 mm x 44.5 mm x 8 mm 100 g
T-902-2BR9 Hamidashi Tsuba A very special kind of small Tsuba Silver plated brass 60 mm x 48.5 mm x 8 mm 110 g
T-902-3BR9 Hamidashi Tsuba A very special kind of small Tsuba Copper plated brass - Blackened 60 mm x 48.5 mm x 8 mm 110 g
T-903-3IR4 Unryu Tachi Dragon & clouds Blackened Iron 80 mm x 75.5 mm x 4 mm 136 g
C: The blade is full tang?
H: yes, our all japanese is full tang.  

c: can i customize these katana swords?

H: yes, all japanese swords accept customize work. please check here

 

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