The Tsuba is the sword guard.
The Tsuba is a circular 
metal piece of varying 
shapes and sizes.
It is fitted between the Tang
and the collar (Habaki) that
sets off the polished
blade.

 

This Sword Guard Maker's Name is Jakushi. American Tsuba collectors like this Tsuba because of its beautiful gold design. Japanese Sword collectors on the other hand aren't as interested. This interest from American Tsuba collectors causes this particular Tsuba to increase in value.

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