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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 Feb 2024

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  • $265.89

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    INCLUDED: Wooden box

    Title: Ryu ni Kiri Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Weight
    1.4cm×9.3cm 0.4cm 25g

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  • $830.90

    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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  • $1,329.43

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    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.