Seller: jewelrydeals (7,174) 99.5%, Location: Schaumburg, Illinois, Ships to: US, Europe, CA, Item: 311940342207 Condition: Excellent condition. Light wear commensurate with age., Primary Material: Iron, Region of Origin: Japan, Details: Sales : (847) 839 9500 Tsuba Antique Japanese Bimetal Iron Short Sword Guard , Mokko Gata Style This item is called a “tsuba”, which is the hand guard for a Japanese sword. Often tsuba are decorated with beautiful inlay work or etched scenes and patterns. This tsuba is shaped in the “mokko gata” style as a small slightly scalloped oval. One side depicts a footbridge over a stream with foliage and mountains in the distance. The other side depicts a little greenery at the bottom. Touched with a little copper inlay. Only one side cut out, designed for a short sword. Weighs 80.6 grams. The tsuba measures about 2 ¾” long by 2 ½” wide, and accommodates a sword of about 1 1/8” wide and 8mm thick on one end. Excellent condition. Light wear commensurate with age. This antique sword guard was purchased from an estate sale. Please view photos carefully. Photos are considered part of the description. As is. About Us Jewelry Mart has been in business for over 20 years. Our success is due largely in part to the principles we hold in highest regard: Honesty, Hard Work, Knowledge and Client Satisfaction. Payment & Return Policy Payment: Payment is due within 7 days. After this time, we will cancel the transaction and relist the item. We only accept PayPal payments. Illinois is 9.25% sales tax. Return Policy: All items listed are as described. Returns must be in exact condition as shipped. All issues reported within 3 days of your receiving the item. The returns must be postmarked within 7 days of your receiving it. Return shipping is paid by you, the buyer. Shipping & International Shipping & Handling: Handling is 1-3 business days (specified on listing) of cleared payment. (Our "business days" for eBay are Tuesday - Fridays.) Ship to confirm PayPal Address. Please contact us for Combine Shipping. Shipping Insurance: OUR POSTAL COST INCLUDES INSURANCE FOR FRAGILE, BREAKABLE AND ITEMS OVER $100. If the item is damaged in transit, the buyer can file a claim with the shipping provider in order to be reimbursed for the item directly from them. If insured, we can provide you with the necessary insured mail receipt, but you must file the claim with the provider. We are not responsible for the damages, nor will we accept it as a return. International: We use eBay’s Global Shipping Program. Please check with eBay for additional cost. We will not falsify shipping documents (under value item or mark as gift). Newsletter Our monthly email newsletter contains information for new products, specials, and promotions.