A MICHINOKU TSUBA


                                                                                                              A KAGAMISHI TSUBA     


                                                              This mirror-makers (bronze-casters) tsuba is signed Yamato ju Ietsugu saku. 


                                                                                                                   SUKASHI TSUBA                           


                                                                                      I am unsure about the school from which the artist that made this tsuba belonged. A small tsuba made for a tanto.  There is a heron) and (eggplant) as well as abstract sukashi.


                                                                                                                                     A SUAKA KIKU TSUBA



                                                         This small copper tsuba in the form of a chrysanthemum blossom has remnants of ginzogan. Made for a tanto. There was a Potuguese ship called Le San Diego that sunk off the Philippines Dec. 14 1600 that record tsuba of this style in the period concurrent with its' sinking which is how these guards are now called "San Diego" tsuba.





                                                       A tetsujigane nagegakugata tsuba, migakiji plate with copper inlay of ume (plum blossom) and chidori (plover). In the style of a Jingo tsuba, but, the school remains undetermined in this case.


                                                                                                                           A NOBUIE TSUBA




                                                                                                                                                           BUSHU 武州




                         A tetsujigane  marugata Bushu tsuba signed Bushu ju Masaie with takabori carving, most iroe missing. However, the carving is confident showing Masaie was a competent artist.


                                                                                                            A TOMOE THEMED TSUBA



                   This is a tsuba with the design of the tomoe