Katana is a particular Japanese Sword. It is commonly called “Samurai Sword” because Samurai warriors are known to have these specific types of Swords. Katanas are characterized by their dimensions and their different parts. Each part has its particularities and its importance. Samurai used to give each part a name that they cherish and glorify. Among them, Tsuba piece, which has a very important role, occupies an important position in the Katana design. Since all swords (Except Shirasaya) have Katana Tsuba is very specific. What makes Katana Tsuba very important? How and of what is Katana Tsuba made? What are the different types of Katana Tsuba?.
When you grab the Katana from the handle, your hand, the closest one the blade is stopped by some sort of barrier that prevents your hand from slipping over the blade and being injured. That little piece guards the hands and completes the Katana design, because it is a real piece of art made according traditional concepts and methods. This piece which serves as Guard is called Tsuba. When it is associated to a Katana, it becomes Katana Tsuba.
Katana Tsuba can have several shapes and is made of different materials. Tsuba is usually made of hard material because it may receive strikes from rival blades. Also, the material type of which the blade is made of and the purposes of making that particular sword affect the Katana design and therefore affect the Tsuba conception.
Katana Tsuba is considered as the symmetry plan that connects Saya and Tsuka. Those two parts are usually made of the same material and complete the curved line of the Katana; they are destined to be in perfect continuity even they are not of the same dimension or design.
Katana Tsuba is governed by some rules especially the overall dimensions of the Katana: the Tsuba as it is should not exceed an acceptable dimension not to burden the carrier when the Katana is in the Saya and attached to the belt.
Katana Tsuba Types:
There are three main types of Katana Tsuba we are offering. Those made of Steel, called Tetsu and those made of alloys called Kinko to designate the whole group. Within this last group, the alloy composition is referred to by different name and so
- Iron Tsuba Set (includes Fuchi Kashira and Menuki) – $30 extra
- High Quality Copper Tsuba Set (includes Fuchi Kashira and Menuki) – $65 Extra
- Superb Quality Copper Tsuba (only) – $50
The Katana Tsuba can be a real piece of art and can carry sophisticated illustrations of Animals or fight scenes. Made of wood or ivory, they were mounted only for celebrations and ceremonies.
Katana Tsuba: History:
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