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Sword guard with openwork design of eggplants

Unknown16th century, Momoyama period

Tachibana Museum

Tachibana Museum

This is an iron sword guard in a round shape. It has a hole for inserting kozuka (small knife) on the right side. The larger hole is the characteristic of the sword guards of the Muromachi and Momoyama period (the 14-17th century).

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  • Title: Sword guard with openwork design of eggplants
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 16th century, Momoyama period
  • Type: Arms & Armour

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