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The sword fitting of Japanese sword has many types of decorations such as handguard, sword hilt, pommel, kozuka. Japanese sword not only worked as a weapon but also as an object to show who he is. For example, it shows their personalities and beliefs. You could say that it is like decorations for smartphones today. We recommend you zoom in the pictures of sword fittings. When you do so, you can see the skill of Japanese metal engraving techniques.

They are mainly made of iron and copper with inlays of gold, silver, and bronze. When it comes to handguard (TSUBA), each one has a different outline and weight. These sword fittings that have lived with Japanese swords in the same age might be worth as much as Japanese swords. They are inconspicuous parts of the Japanese sword. Yet, If you are knowledgeable or particular about it, you will become a connoisseur of the samurai.

Tsuba: Handguard

Menuki: Sword hilt

Fuchi Kashira(Pommel)

Kozuka(Knife Handle)

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  • $1,046.93

    Certificate: NBTHK Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Wild Boar Signature: 乙柳軒 味墨 (Miboku) Age: Edo period Material: Shibuichi (四分一, the mixture of silver and copper) Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 5.1cm×4.1cm 0.4cm 2.0cm×0.8cm 62g You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item. T000093

  • $542.50

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: (F-14) Landscape, Pine Trees (F-15) Turtles (F-18) Water Birds This item is the combination of three different Fuchi Kashira. (F-14) Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Copper Fuchi Kashira made of copper. Houses and big pine trees are engraved. Please look at Kashira. If you focus on the back of the house, you can see two triangular constructions which look like tent. It might be Komomaki for pine trees. Komomaki is the method of wrapping with straw for exterminating harmful insects. This way has been used since Edo period and it is one of the charms of winter in some areas in…

  • $475.88

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: (F-16) Crane and Family Crests (F-17) Waves This item is the combination of two different Fuchi Kashira. (F-16) Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Copper Fuchi Kashira made of copper Karakusa (arabesque) pattern decorates these items. Karakusa means climbing plants (ivy) in Japanese. Ivy has vitality, and it thrives strongly; therefore, this plant pattern represents prosperity and longevity. Circle-shaped and diamond-shaped patterns might be family crests. In Japan, each family has their family crest. Many Samurai loved to put their family crests to their armor or arms to show (or proving) their lineage or family.  If you focus on the upper left…

  • $475.88

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Houou and Paulownia Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Copper Fuchi Kashira made of copper. Houou is designed on Fuchi and Kashira. Houou is a member of four fantasy animals which is called “Shirei” with Kirin (Qilin), Kame (Turtle) and Ryu (Dragon) and it’s a god beast looks like a combination of chicken and peacock. It was considered as an auspicious sign in ancient China, and it was believed that Houou would show up when the brilliant emperor appeared. People appreciate its graceful shape in Japan. Some Kiri (paulownia) are engraved around Houou. It’s believed that Houou rests at the paulownia tree…

  • $761.40

    Certificate: NTHK Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Goto-style, Kachimushi and Autumn Plants Signature: 中川一勝・稲雲 (Nakagawa Isshou) Age: late Edo period (1781-1867) Material: Silver This Fuchi Kashira, made from silver, has the design of dragonflies and autumn plants. Dragonfly has been inhabiting since a long time ago in Japan. As they bag preys quickly, its brave figure was sometimes the object of belief. During the Warring States period, the dragonfly was called “Kachimushi” because of its fearless character; it moves only forward, not backward. Above all, it is said that the dragonfly pattern combined with the iris flower or the arrow was pleased. Iris flower is called “Shoubu” in…

  • $314.08

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Autumn Flowers Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Copper   (Fuchi) Size Thickness Weight 3.8cm×1.0cm 0.1cm 16g (Kashira) Size Thickness Weight 3.1cm×1.7cm 0.2cm 14g   F000011  

  • $618.64

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Daikokuten and Ebisu God Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Copper This Fuchi Kashira was made from copper. Daikokuten is designed on this Kashira. Daikokuten and Ebisu God are two of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, called Shichifukujin in Japanese. Generally, Daikokuten holds Uchide no Koduchi (small mallet) and a big and stands on straw rice bags. That’s why this God is related to food. On the other hand, Ebisu God has a fishing pole and a sea bream so that it was the God of fishing originally. Ports will be done well by the comings and goings of ships. Safe…

  • $694.78

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Ishiguro-style, Mandarin Ducks on Japanese Apricot Signature: 石黒政明 (Ishiguro Masaaki) Age: Edo period, Tenpou era (1831-1845) Material: Copper This Fuchi Kashira was made of copper. Masaaki Ishiguro was a pupil of Masatsune Ishiguro, who opened Ishiguro school. Ishiguro school became famous metalwork school and they were typically good at flowers and birds designs. Its creator’s name, Masaaki,  is engraved on the side of Fuchi. Two birds that stay on Japanese apricot trees are designed on this Fuchi Kashira. These birds might be mandarin ducks. Male of mandarin ducks has bright red color so people appreciate their catchy appearance. This bird pattern represents happy…

  • $142.76

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Kamon Chirashi Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Copper Fuchi Kashira made of copper Kamon means family crest in Japanese. It is a logo mark that symbolizes each family in Japan. Probably, two different types of family crests are designed on Fuchi A and Kashira. Lots of Samurai loved to put their family crests for their arms or armors. Fuchi B is decorated with a kind of flower motif. It might be a peony. According to a theory, peony represents happiness, wealth, nobleness, and gorgeousness. This flower pattern has been treated as a kind of good-omen motif that becomes a rich harvest…

  • $599.61

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Samurai Legend Signature: 玉川信義 (Tamagawa Nobyoshi), 義照 (Yoshiteru) Age: Edo period Material: Copper Fuchi made of copper. Usually, Fuchi Kashira combines one Fuchi and one Kashira, but this item contains three Fuchi parts. Please pay attention the fact that Kashira part isn’t included. Probably, each of them was made for different Japanese sword, and even its creator is different by seeing its signature. The thickest Fuchi, it might describe a battle because Samurai who is engraved on it looks he has just jumped into the ship. He wears gorgeous Samurai armor so that he is a high-ranked Samurai. Waves are engraved as a…

  • $285.53

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Geometric Patterns Tsuba Set Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Iron Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight A 6.6cm×6.3cm B 6.9cm×6.1cm A 0.25cm B 0.2cm A 2.7cm×0.9cm B 2.8cm×0.7cm A 70g B 70g You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item. T000187

  • $333.11

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Heianjo-style, Brass Inlay Decoration Tsuba Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Iron Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 8.2cm×8.0cm 0.5cm 3.0cm×0.8cm 170g You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item. T000227

  • $133.25

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Grapes Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Iron Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 6.3cm×5.5cm 0.2cm 2.5cm×0.8cm 204g You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item. T000195

  • $66.62

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Geometric Pattern on Mokkou Tsuba Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Shakudo (mixture of copper and gold) A Shakudo Tsuba Mokkou shape with a KODUKA hole. Mokkou shape, its base form was eggs in nests. As a cross section of Mokkou looks similar to this design, it’s named Mokkou shape later. The same geometric is engraved, it might describe some plants.  Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 6.3cm×5.5cm 0.2cm 2.5cm×0.8cm 64g You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item. T000011

  • $295.04

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Heianjo-style, Ume Blossom Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Iron Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.5cm×7.5cm 0.5cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 108g You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item. T000233

  • $333.11

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Heianjo-style, Sekka Mon Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Iron Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.5cm×7.4cm 0.45cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 140g You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item. T000232

  • $504.43

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Heianjo-style, Kikuka Karakusa Mon Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Iron Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 8.1cm×8.2cm 0.4cm 2.7cm×0.8cm 125g You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item. T000202

  • $333.11

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: The Sailboat and Flying Wild Geese Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Iron  Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.2cm×6.8cm 0.5cm 2.8cm×0.7cm 120g You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item. T000231

  • $218.90

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Four Wild Geese Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Iron  Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 6.6cm×6.2cm 0.7cm 2.4cm×0.7cm 118g You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item. T000234

  • $256.97

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Kamon Chirashi Karakusa Zu Signature: NO SIGNED Age: Edo period Material: Leather Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.5cm×6.7cm 0.7cm 3.0cm×0.8cm 32g You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item. T000221