Tsuba pictures from my collection (I wish!)
A tsuba is the 'handguard' on a Japanese sword. Many tsuba are finely decorated pieces of metalcraft. The following are pictures I took from the collection at the Japanese Tower in Brussels.
Captions are from "Tsuba. La collection de gardes de sabres japonais des Musées royaux d’art et d’histoire, Bruxelles, 1994". Thanks to Paul Gill for supplying this information. On some of my pictures the catalog number was unreadable. For these the catalog information is missing.