The Art of Tsuba
The Montgomery Collection

by M. Jeffrey Harshman

foreword by Roger Robertshaw

published by M. Jeffrey Harshman

produced by Sweetgrass Books

  • Samurai sword guards, or tsuba, reflect the rich history and artistic culture of the Japanese people, the warriors who wielded them as part of their weaponry, and the achievement of the craftsmen who made them. This volume comprises the extraordinary tsuba collection of Gary Montgomery, who studied, documented, and curated his finds over half a century. Richly colored photographs of the tsuba; notes on origins, makers, and provenance; and detailed references make this book a must-have for collectors looking to improve their knowledge.

208 pages, 8.5 x 11, 200 color photos

ISBN 10: 1591522870
ISBN 13: 9781591522874

Spring 2021





The Art of Tsuba
The Montgomery Collection

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M. Jeffrey Harshman align= M. Jeffery Harshman is a long-time collector of Japanese Samurai Arms and Armor, Japanese Art and furniture (tansu-chests). He is a Montana native and retired School Psychologist in Colorado where he became a member of the Colorado Token Kai. He is a member of the Japanese Sword Society of the United States and other Japanese sword preservation and study groups.

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