Ancient Japanese Tsuba for Samurai Sword-We have absolutely no knowledge pertaining to the vintage of this piece but will do our best to describe it to you. It measures approx. 3 1/8 inches in diameter and is made of steel. It is very ornate with what I am sure is a great deal of symbolism. It has gold figurines which represent a Japanese temple, a heart, a samurai warrior and what appears to be either a steaming tea pot or a samurai helmet with horns. We are not sure of the vintage, but I can assure you that it is older than you.