In feudal Japan bushido (“the way of the warrior”) was the code of moral principles which the samurai were required or instructed to observe. It is a code unuttered and unwritten; an organic growth of decades and centuries of military career. In order to become a samurai this code had to be mastered.
The tsuba is the guard at the end of the grip of bladed Japanese weapons such as the katana. It contributes to the balance of the weapon, but more importantly it prevents the hand from sliding onto the blade.
Additional info for Makoto
A samurai must be truthful, honest and sincere. Those above and below rely and depend on the Warrior. Their lives are quite literally in the samurai’s hands. There can be no room for dishonesty and insincerity.
Size: 42 mm x 42 mm
Thickness: 4.0 mm