===fine Art of Japan=== The "tsuba" is an important part of the Japanese sword(KATANA). When the blade is cut and tied, it has various roles such as protecting the hand holding the handle and balancing the weight of the blade and the handle. In modern times, the brim itself is regarded as an independent work of art. ===Description=== Condition: Exc++++ Material: iron There are tiny stains.===Detailed information=== Size (W x D x H): approx. 2.9 x 0.2 x 2.9 inches (7.5 x 0.5 x7.5 cm) Weight : 159g. If you have any question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact me. I do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Tsuba". The seller is "ichieantique" and is located in this country: JP. This item can be shipped worldwide.