Wakizashi sized antique tsuba sword guard that was once mounted on an actual samurai short sword known as a Wakizashi as seen by cooper added for custom fit . The design is of the famous monk who had a pet tiger. Gold zogan inlay remain and are evident still in much of this fine tsuba sword guard that has a nice overall patina . Notice the openings for both a Kozuka/kogatana and Kogai . Please contact me if you are interested interested in viewing and acquiring this unique item of Japanese culture .