Samurai Sword guard and pummell

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Mario, Jun 29, 2020 at 7:49 PM.

  1. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    Can somebody translate this for me, wish I had the sword. One question is do they go together, guarda.jpg guardb.jpg guardc.jpg guardd.jpg guardf.jpg
  2. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    The smaller item resembles a fantasy replica coin called a Cash, there were millions produced over centuries in China, Korea etc.
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  3. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    The large one is not a sword guard,the sword opening and size are wrong.

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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    sword guard = Tsuba

    as holly has shown...

    yours looks like the lid of a censor ...
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  5. Mario

    Mario Well-Known Member

    Any luck on the writings?
  6. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

  7. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    The big one is the lid of an incense burner and the other is a coin or at least it looks like a Chinese coin.
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  8. Couch Potato Wannabe

    Couch Potato Wannabe Well-Known Member

    The coin with the double dragons on the reverse is most likely to be a reproduction as the genuine coins are rare and usually not in as good a condition as your item. There are various sized coins as well, you have not mentioned dimensions.
    Genuine 太平 通寳 Taiping Tongbao were issued during the Northern Song Dynasty in the years 976 to 997. Mostly made of bronze and a bit of iron or lead.
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