The Tsuba is the Katana's guard designed to protect the wielders hand during a sword fight as well as prevent the swordsman's hands from accidentally slipping forward onto the blade. The tsuba also contributed to the swords performance by being weighted properly to counter-balance the blade. Katana Tsuba can have several shapes and is made of different materials. Tsuba is usually made of hard material because it may receive strikes from rival blades. Also, the material type of which the blade is made of and the purposes of making that particular sword affect the Katana design and therefore affect the Tsuba conception.

The Katana Tsuba can be a real piece of art and can carry sophisticated illustrations of Animals or fight scenes. There are many different styles of tusba, you can choose the accessories that really suit you and create your custom sword.