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Guard on Katana - Historically, katana were one of the traditionally made Japanese swords that were worn by the samurai class of feudal Japan, also commonly referred to as a "samurai sword". The katana is characterized by its distinctive appearance: a curved, slender, single-edged blade with a circular or squared guard and long grip to accommodate two hands.
1300 Tanto Blade and 1800 Tanto Mounting at the British Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "The tanto is a short sword or dagger....The mounting includes a scabbard, hilt and guard, as well as a small knife that fits into the handle. Samurai women learned how to use daggers. In extreme situations they were expected to fight, or stab themselves rather than be captured by the enemy."