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A Japanese sword guard, typically elaborately decorated and made of iron or leather.
- ‘Like netsuke or tsuba, old firefighter jackets have turned into collectibles.’
- ‘A tsuba is the hand guard mounted on a Japanese sword.’
- ‘Thus the Japanese sword tsuba became an elaborate piece of art - far beyond its practical use.’
- ‘The left hand takes control of the sword by holding the tsuba and the right hand passes down the side, smoothing the sageo as it goes.’
- ‘The are three commonly used mounting styles: The tanto with a guard called a tsuba; the aikuchi style with no guard; and the hamadashi style with a small guard.’
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