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Fuchi Kashira: Pommel

Fuchi Kashira is a kind of metal fitting of the Japanese sword, which improves the strength of the handle. Fuchi Kashira is a combination of two parts; Fuchi and Kashira.

Fuchi was put next to Tsuba (hand-guard), and Kashira was put on the bottle of the grip. Fuchi Kashira had developed not only its practicality but also beauty for the decoration of the Japanese sword.

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  • $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…

  • $1,884.48

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Samurai and Oni Signature: □章子 (□ Shoshi) Age: Edo period Material: Copper Fuchi Kashira made of copper. Samurai (Japanese soldier) and Oni are engraved. Samurai wears gorgeous armor and brings his sword, and he is carrying a flag on his back. Oni is one of the most popular mythical monsters in Japan. It’s often described in folk tales or myths. This Fuchi Kashira might describe a scene of any tradition, and this samurai is trying to attack the Oni. (Fuchi) Size Thickness Weight 3.7cm×2.1cm 0.2cm 36g (Kashira) Size Thickness Weight 3.5cm×2.0cm 0.2cm 20g   F000002  

  • $428.29

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide 江戸中期(The middle Edo Period) 無銘 加賀後藤(Mumei/Kagagoto) 真鍮地高彫金象嵌(Shinchuchi Takabori Kinzougan) (big) size of kashira: approx.:1.8 cm x 3.7 cm thickness approx. : 1.6 cm weight: 25 g (small) size of kashira: approx. 1.8 cm x 3.5 cm thickness : approx. 0.4 cm weight: 10 g total weight : 200 g(including a shipping box)

  • $1,926.35

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide 江戸中期(The mid of Edo Period) 浜野矩随(Noriyuki Hamano: the maker) (big) size of kashira: approx.:1.8 cm x 3.5 cm thickness approx. : 2.0 cm weight: 25 g (small) size of kashira: approx. 1.8 cm x 3.5 cm thickness : approx. 0.4 cm weight: 10 g total weight : 200 g(including a shipping box)

  • $666.23

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide 認定書有り 特別貴重小道具 (Tokubetsu Kicho Kodougu) 江戸期(Edo Period) 赤銅地高彫金象嵌 (Shakudochi Takabori Kinzougan) (big) size of Fuchi: approx.:2.1 cm x 3.8 cm thickness approx. : 0.15 cm weight: 25 g (small) size of Kashira: approx. 1.6 cm x 3.5 cm thickness : approx. 0.2 cm weight: 10 g total weight : 200 g(including a shipping box)