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Kozuka: Knife Handle

Kozuka is the small knife stored in Kozuka Hitsu (groove of the sheath of the Japanese sword). Many Tsubas (handguard) have two holes to put Kozuka and Kougai (equipment for appearance) next to Nakagoana (a hole of the Tsuba to put sword),

so that Samurai didn’t need to draw his sword out of the scabbard when he wanted to use Kozuka or Kougai. Initially, Samurai used it for cutting wood or attacking enemies in an emergency. It is said that Kozuka was used as a craft knife rather than a weapon.

Updated: 24 Jul 2021

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  • $817.22

    This Item is on hold

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    Title: Kabuto and Tachi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Shakudou (赤銅, the mixture of copper and gold)

    (Kogatana, Kozuka)

    Size Thickness Weight
    21.4cm×1.4cm 0.7cm 38.0g

    (Menuki A)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.5cm×7.7cm 0.7cm 8.5g

    (Menuki B)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.5cm×7.8cm 0.7cm 8.5g

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  • $90.80

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    Title: Man climbing the branch

    Signature, Knife: □馬守藤原宗□ 
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper (Kozuka itself)

    Size Thickness Weight
    20.5cm×1.3cm 0.5cm 39g

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  • $454.01

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    Title: Flying Cranes

    Signature, Kozuka: 正重 (Masashige)
    Signature, knife: 井上 真 (Inoue Mokoto)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper (Kozuka itself), Wood (lid)

    (Kozuka, lid)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×19.1cm

    1.6cm×13cm

    0.4cm

    0.8cm

    42g

    13g

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  • $363.21

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    Title: Waves and Water Birds

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Yamagane (山銅, copper and some impurities)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.7cm 0.4cm 36g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included. 

  • $335.97

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    Title: Centipede

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Shakudou (赤銅, the mixture of copper and gold)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.5cm×9.5cm 0.7cm 30g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included.

  • $281.49

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    Title: Ebi Monyou Shinchu Zougan

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    9.7cm×0.9cm 0.3cm 28g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included.

  • $254.25

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    Title: Samurai heading for the battle

    Signature: 正長 (Masanaga)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    9.5cm×0.9cm 0.4cm 32g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included.

  • $136.20

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    Title: Kinmichi Kogatana

    Signature: 菊 藤原 金道 (Kiku Fujiwara Kinmichi)
    Age: Edo period

    (Kogatana)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.8cm×21.5cm 1.3cm 21g

    (wooden case)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.8cm×14.1cm 1.3cm 20g

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  • $181.61

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    Title: Semi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×21.3cm 0.3cm 38g

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  • $0.00

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    Title: Cicada

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×21.5cm 0.4cm 30g

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  • $1,816.05

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    Certificate: NBTHK

    Title: Small Bird and Japanese Apricot Tree

    Signature: 一柳 友善 (Hitotsuyanagi Tomoyoshi)
    Age: late Edo period (1781-1867)
    Material: Shakudou (赤銅, the mixture of copper and gold)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.6cm 0.6cm 38g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included.

  • $1,253.08

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    Certificate: NBTHK

    Title: Mitsugashiwa Mon

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Shakudou (赤銅, the mixture of copper and gold)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.7cm 0.6cm 40g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included.

  • $544.82

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    Certificate: NBTHK

    Title: Kyo Kinko-style, Three Lions

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Shakudou (赤銅, the mixture of copper and gold)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.7cm 0.8cm 38g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included.

  • $572.06

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    Certificate: NBTHK

    Title: Nomura-style, Kiseru and Uchiwa

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Shakudou (赤銅, the mixture of copper and gold)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.5cm 0.5cm 33g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included.

  • $581.14

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    Certificate: NBTHK

    Title: Kaga-Zougan-style, Haze and Willow

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Shakudou (赤銅, the mixture of copper and gold)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.7cm 0.3cm 34g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included.

  • $572.06

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    Title: Crane

    Signature: 光信 (Mitsunobu)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.7cm 0.4cm 36g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included. 

  • $435.85

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    Title: Bamboo

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Brass

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.5cm×9.8cm 0.4cm 40g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included. 

  • $236.09

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    Title: Mantis

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.3cm 0.5cm 34g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included. 

  • $463.09

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    Title: Raptor and Monkey

    Signature: SIGNED but cannot be read
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.6cm 0.6cm 37g

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    Please note that this item is only Kozuka case, small knife is not included. 

  • $0.00

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    Title: Sacred Beasts

    Signature: SIGNED on the Kogatana: 壽命 (Jumyo)
    SIGNED on the Wari-Kougai: 入道 宗典 (Nyudo Souten)
    Age: late Edo period (1781-1867)
    Material: Silver

    (Kozuka and Koagatana)

    Size Thickness Weight
    21.5cm×1.3cm 0.4cm 50g

    (Wari-Kougai)

    Size Thickness Weight
    20.9cm×0.6cm 0.2cm 32g

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