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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: 25 Nov 2022

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  • $305.19

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box

    Title: Tsuru Kame Matsu Take

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    22.3cm×1.3cm 0.3cm 45g

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    Original Price¥47,000- (JPY)⇒
    SALE PRICE¥42,300- (JPY) 10% OFF

    This Kougai is listed on the Christmas SALE for Sword Mountings 2022.
    Please kindly click the image below to check the sale items. 

  • $499.99

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Title: Kyo-Kinkou-style, Tango Sekku Zu

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

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.9cm 0.4cm 32g

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    Original Price¥77,000- (JPY)⇒
    SALE PRICE¥69,300- (JPY) 10% OFF

    This Kozuka is listed on the Christmas SALE for Sword Mountings 2022.
    Please kindly click the image below to check the sale items. 

  • $754.31

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Title: Kyo-Kinkou-style, Seven Lions

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

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.6cm 0.7cm 35g

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

  • $1,442.97

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    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.

  • $761.67

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    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.

    Thank you for visiting our website. This Kozuka was sold as each antique Japanese Kozuka is one of a kind. However, we have various kinds of antique Japanese Kozukas available. Our customer service will help you find your ideal Kozuka you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of Kozukas. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $1,046.15

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Shishi ni Botan Zu

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

    (Tsuba)

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.2cm×6.8cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.7cm 157g

    (Kozuka)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.7cm 0.7cm 36g

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  • $227.27

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    INCLUDED: Wooden box

    Title: Heron and Hollyhock

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.3cm×9.6cm 0.6cm 28g

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

  • $721.49

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, NBTHK Tokubetsu Kichou Certificate

    Title: Ichijo-style, Shatou Sakura Zu

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

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×20.2cm 0.6cm 47g

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  • $233.76

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box

    Title: Traveler’s Journal

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Brass

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.5cm 0.4cm 35g

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

  • $757.56

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Title: Ko-Kinkou-style, Kurikara Ryu Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Silver

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.5cm×9.6cm 0.5cm 22g

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  • $766.58

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Title: Akikusa Akimushi Zu

    Signature: 戸張 富久 (花押) (Tobari Tomihisa, his stylized signature)
    Age: late Edo period (?-1825)
    Material: Shibuichi (四分一, the mixture of copper and silver)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.6cm 0.4cm 29g

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    Original Price¥125,000- (JPY)⇒
    SALE PRICE¥106,250- (JPY) 15% OFF

    This Kozuka is listed on the Christmas SALE for Sword Mountings 2022.
    Please kindly click the image below to check the sale items. 

  • $995.65

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box

    Title: Golden Dragons

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    (Kozuka)

    Size Thickness Weight
    9.5cm×1.4cm 0.5cm 31.0g

    (Menuki A)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.6cm×4.7cm 0.5cm 8.0g

    (Menuki B)

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.6cm×4.7cm 0.5cm 7.0g

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  • $649.34

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    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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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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  • $0.00

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box

    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. 

  • $72.15

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box

    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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  • $440.11

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box

    Title: Golden Dragons

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    21.2cm×1.2cm 0.5cm 36g

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  • $0.00

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box

    Title: Matsu ni Tori Zu

    Signature: probably signed as 秀山
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    21.4cm×1.2cm 0.1cm 29g

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  • $1,587.27

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Five Kogatana stored in Shirasaya Cases

    Title: Kogatana Set

    Age: Edo period

    Size Thickness Weight
    K-38 22.4cm×2.0cm 1.1cm 34g
    K-39 22.0cm×1.7cm 1.1cm 33g
    K-40 23.8cm×1.6cm 0.9cm 32g
    K-41 23.8cm×1.8cm 1.1cm 40g
    K-42 21.5cm×1.9cm 1.0cm 32g

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  • $180.37

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box

    Title: Sasa Zu Wari Kougai

    Signature: 宗長 (花押) (Munenaga, his stylized signature)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    19.5cm×1.0cm 0.1cm 34g

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  • $360.74

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    INCLUDED: Wooden box

    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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