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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

Fuchigashira: Pommel

Koduka

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  • $604.94

    Certificate: NBTHK Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: The Hawk Signature:秀次(Hidetsugu) Age:EDO period Material: Copper A Koduka made from copper. A hawk flapping its huge wings is engraved on the face. Its sharp eyes can survey the wide view, so it’s compared to the clairvoyance. It’s said that taons of hawks represent holding luck or happiness. The pine tree and the waterfall are engraved on the back side. This Koduka is recognized by The Society for Preservation of Japanese Art Swords, which is known as NBTHK. Size Thickness Weight 1.4cm×9.6cm 0.4cm 30g Please note that this item is only Koduka case, small knife is not included. K000001  

  • $54.99

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Iron oval Tsuba Signature:NO SIGNED Age:late EDO period,Bakumatsu(1853-1868) Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba oval shape with a KODUKA hole.  Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 5.7cm×5.2cm 0.3cm 2.6cm×0.7cm 76g   T000177  

  • $577.45

    Certificate: NBTHK Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Kamakura-style, peony flowers Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with a KODUKA hole. A peony flower is engraved on each side. Peony flower pattern represents happiness, wealth or perpetual youth and longevity. It has been expressed as one of the good meaning patterns, and believed as a sign of the rich harvest of the year. This Tsuba is recognized by The Society for Preservation of Japanese Art Swords, which is known as NBTHK. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.5cm×7.5cm 0.25cm 2.8cm×0.7cm 125g   T000176  

  • $91.66

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Japanese Landscape Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba sloping four corners shape with a KODUKA hole. You can see fine gold and silver inlay on each side such as plants or waves. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.0cm×6.5cm 0.6cm 3.0cm×0.8cm 220g   T000174  

  • $229.15

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Japanese Old Coins Signature:其阿弥(Go-A-Mi) Age:middle of the EDO period(1681-1780) Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with KODUKA & KOUGAI holes. Several Japanese old coins are engraved and inlaid with gold on both sides.  Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 7.8cm×7.7cm 0.4cm 3.1cm×0.8cm 140g   T000171  

  • $1,264.88

    Certificate: NBTHK Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Kamakura-style, eight bridges and Japanese iris Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with a KODUKA hole. It has the openwork of eight bridges, and Japanese iris are engraved. Japanese iris is called “Shoubu” in Japanese, and another word “Shoubu” means battle in Japanese. These two words have same pronounciation therfore lots of Samurai loved this flower pattern. This Tsuba is recognized by The Society for Preservation of Japanese Art Swords, which is known as NBTHK. Specially, it’s guaranteed as a particular conservation ornament of Japanese sword. “Tokubetsu Hozon” means special preservation in Japanese. Size Thichness Nakagoana…

  • $146.65

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: The Sage Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with KODUKA & KOUGAI holes. You can see beautiful gold and silver inlay on its decoration. A sage looks like he is writing something under the eaves. It might describe a tale, fable or legend. Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 7.6cm×7.6cm 0.5cm 3.1cm×0.9cm 180g   T000169  

  • $128.32

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: The Tatars Signature:SIGNED but unclear Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba oval shape with a KODUKA hole. Tatar means the ethinic group of people, and it’s called “Dattan Jin” in Japanese. According to the time and place where the name was used, Tatar means different ethnic group. Two Tatars are engraved by openwork. This technique is called “Sukashi Bori” in Japanese. Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 7.6cm×7.4cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.7cm 108g   T000168  

  • $0.00

    Certificate: NTHK Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Weeping Willow and Horses Signature:NO SIGNED Age:late EDO period(1781-1867) Material: Copper A copper Tsuba circle shape with KODUKA & KOUGAI holes. There are two horses under the weeping willow. According to the certificate, its creator is Atsuyuki Shinoyama. This Tsuba is recognized by NTHK Certificate. Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 7.8cm×7.8cm 0.4cm 2.5cm×0.7cm 150g   T000167  

  • $265.81

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Chrysanthemum Petal Shaped Rim Signature:早乙女(Saotome) Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba its edge is shaped as chrysanthemum petal. It has KODUKA & KOUGAI holes. Some chrysanthemum laeves are engraved by Takabori technique. This flower pattern is called “Kikuka Monyou” in Japanese, which means chrysanthemum flower. It’s one of the most popular designs among Japanese people. As its petals form radially, it’s linked to the Sun. Chrysanthemum represents the eternal youth, the longevity or good health. Many of Saotome Tsuba are chrisanthemumpetal form, large and powerful style.  Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 8.7cm×7.9cm 0.4cm 3.1cm×1.0cm 162g   T000166  

  • $577.45

    Certificate: NBTHK Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Omori-style, Takasago Signature:英之(Hideyuki) Age:late EDO period(1781-1867) Material: Brass A brass Tsuba circle shape with KODUKA & KOUGAI holes. Takasago is a congratulatory design where an old couple is portrayed under the old pine tree. This theme is pleased in celebration situation especially wedding praying being married for many years. Its front side is dark brown color, but the back side is light brown. This kind of color combination structure is called “Chuuya Dukuri” in Japanese. This Tsuba is recognized by NTHK Certificate. Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 7.5cm×7.1cm 0.5cm 2.5cm×0.8cm 150g   T000165  

  • $164.98

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Shoami-style, Openwork Waterwheel Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with a KODUKA hole. Its design represents a waterwheel. This pattern was often used in Edo period for Kosode(a kind of Japanese traditional costume). Shoami school worked as smiths for Ashikaga Shogunate family. Shogun means the top of Samurai(Japanese soldier) who ruled the entire Japan. Mainly, they have two styles. The first pattern is circle shaped iron Tsuba with openwork, and another type is with gold or silver inlaying. They’re typically good at “Nunome Zougan”, it’s a kind of inlay technique. Stripes which is similar to textile design is…

  • $0.00

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Nanban-style, Gold inlay Dragons Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba fretwork design with KODUKA & KOUGAI holes. Two dragons are chasing after the gem ball. There is a small tin ball in the gem and it moves if you shake this Tsuba. You can listen its sound. Dragon is a mythical animal and it rises high up into the sky. Therefore, dragon pattern represents glory or developpement. Nanban Tsuba is basically circle shape or Mokkou shape. Dragons, foreign letters or arabesque designs are often engraved and inlaid with gold or silver on the thin iron.  Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 7.3cm×6.8cm…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: The openwork Crane Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba with KODUKA & KOUGAI holes. Its shape is called “Otahuku-Mokkou-Gata” in Japanese. A crane is represented by the openwork. It’s said that crane lives a long life so that its pattern represents longevity. Also, cranes make compatible couples therefore its pattern is the symbol of happy marriage.  Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 7.3cm×6.7cm 0.5cm 3.0cm×0.9cm 130g   T000162  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Shoami-style, Japanese style nature scene Signature:正阿弥包矩(Shoami-Kanenori) Age:EDO period, the Tenmei Era(1781-1788) Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba oval shape with KODUKA & KOUGAI holes. It describes the powerful landscape. Shoami family worked for Ashikaga Shogunate family as metal craftsmen and they flourished around 500 years until Haitorei(the Sword Abolishment Edict) was enforced in 1876. Do you know what Shogun means? In Samurai’s society, the top of Samurai was called Shogun. Shoami famiy was very popular, they were one of the three famous metal crafts schools during that period. Two others were Goto school and Umetada school. Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 6.8cm×6.4cm 0.3cm 2.8cm×0.6cm 98g…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Nanban-style, the Openwork Dragons Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba Nanban-style with a KODUKA hole. Two dragons are designed by the openwork and inlaid with gold. Dragon is a mythical animal and it rises high up into the sky. Therefore, dragon pattern represents glory or developpement. Nanban Tsuba is basically circle shape or Mokkou shape. Dragons, foreign letters or arabesque designs are often engraved and inlaid with gold or silver on the thin iron. Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 6.9cm×6.3cm 0.65cm 2.6cm×0.8cm 112g   T000160  

  • $91.66

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Waves, Plovers Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba with KODUKA & KOUGAI holes. Its shape is called Henkei-Yotsu-Mokkou-Gata in Japanese. Some gold inlaid plovers are flying and the waves are engraved. Its motif (conbination of plovers and the waves)is called Nami-Chidori in Japanese.  Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 6.4cm×5.8cm 0.4cm 2.6cm×0.7cm 85g   T000159  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Sea Cucumbers Signature:SIGNED but unclear Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba with KODUKA & KOUGAI holes. Sea cucumbers are designed by openwork. The seaweed is engraved on the entire surface and it’s decorated with some gold inlays which represent drops of water. Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 7.5cm×7.1cm 0.25cm 3.1cm×0.8cm 96g   T000158  

  • $109.99

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title:Waves and Plovers Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Brass A brass inlay Tsuba with KODUKA & KOUGAI holes. Its motif (conbination of plovers and the waves)is called “Nami-Chidori Mon” in Japanese. Nami means wave, Chidori means plover. This pattern represents happy marriage. Plovers are inlaid with gold. The waves are high so it describes a rough sea. Size Thichness Nakagoana Weight 8.5cm×8.0cm 0.4cm 3.1cm×1.0cm 150g   T000157  

  • $64.16

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Cattle Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period, Bakumatsu(1853-1868) Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba Sumiiri Mokkou shape with KODUKA and KOUGAI holes. Mokkou shape, its base form was eggs in nests. After that, as a cross section of Mokkou looks similar to this design, it’s named Mokkou shape. A cattle and some plants are engraved by “Takabori” technique. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 8.4cm×7.5cm 0.4cm 3.1cm×1.0cm 165g   T000156