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Sword Fitting

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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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Heianjo-style, Hana Karakusa Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Brass A brass Tsuba circle shape with KODUKA and KOUGAI holes. Fowers and arabesque designs are engraved. Flower is called “Hana”, arabesque is called “Karakusa” in Japanese. Heianjo-style was established in Yamashiro(Kyoto Pref.), it’s inspired by Ounin-style. Heianjo Tsuba is elaborate and decorative. It’s mainly iron Tsuba circle shape with brass inlayng, and its design was simply family crest or arabesque patterns in the beginning. However, after that they made different shapes of Tsuba and started using gold, silver or copper for inlaying.   Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.7cm×7.5cm 0.5cm 2.7cm×0.5cm 142g   T000155  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Ivy and Fan Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba oval shape with KODUKA and KOUGAI holes. Ivy and a fan are engraved by “Takabori” technique and inlaid with gold, silver and copper. Ivy has vitality and it thrives strongly. So, arabesque design represents prosperity and longevity. Fan pattern is called “Ougi mon” in Japanese, and it represents developpement or extension. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.4cm×6.9cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 120g   T000154  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Shoami-style, Treasures and Sacred Straw Festoon Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with KODUKA and KOUGAI holes. Several treasures are engraved and inlaid with gold on the front. These auspicious items pattern is called “Takara Dukushi” in Japanese. Each item represents positive omen. For example, Houju(treasure bead) and Uchide no Koduchi(small mallet) represent fulfill desires. Chozi(fruit from the South Seas) represents longevity, good health or happy marriage. On the back side, “Shimenawa” is engraved. It’s a decoration of a sacred straw rope which we can find in shrines. Shimenawa is used as a barrier between the god area…

  • $82.49

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Kunihiro Signature:国廣(Kunihiro) Age:EDO period, Bakuatsu(1853-1868) Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba sloping four corners shape with KODUKA and KOUGAI holes. Its creator’s signature is engraved between Nakago hole and KOUGAI hole. His name is Kunihiro. He was also famous as a sword smith. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 6.8cm×6.9cm 0.5cm 2.7cm×0.6cm 150g   T000152  

  • $128.32

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Kamakura-style, Nature View Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba irregular shape(Henkei Tsuba) with a KODUKA and KOUGAI holes. A mountain, a river and a tree with nuts are engraved. Kamakura-style was established based on “Kamakura Bori”, which is a type of sculpture technique. It wasn’t named Kamakura Tsuba because of any place name(Kamakura city), neither period name(Kamakura period). Kamakura-style often designs plants(chrysanthemums or arabesque), towers or bridges by using Kamakura Bori technique. Lots of Kamakura Tsuba were made for actual fighting during the warring period. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.2cm×7.2cm 0.4cm 3.0cm×0.8cm 90g   T000151  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Kikuka Chirashi Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period, Bakumatsu(1853-1868) Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape. Chrysanthemum flowers and its leaves are engraved by the openwork. This kind of pattern is called “Kikuka Monyou” in Japanese, which means chrysanthemum flower. It’s also called “Kikuka Mon” or “Kiku no Gomon”. This flower pattern is 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. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 8.2cm×8.0cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.9cm 132g   T000150  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Flowers and Family Crests Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with a KODUKA hole. Various flowers and family crests are engraved by openwork, and arabesque design is inlaid with gold. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.7cm×7.5cm 0.3cm 2.8cm×1.0cm 100g   T000149  

  • $128.32

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Nanban-style, Amaryu Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with KODUKA and KOUGAI holes. Its edge is decorated with geometric pattern which is called “Naruto” pattern, it represents thunders. It originally comes from China, people were awed by the threat of nature. It’s said that this design might work as a charm. Two “Amaryu” are engraved and inlaid with gold and silver. It’s a kind of dragon, mythical animal which looks like a lizard. The original meaning of Nanban Tsuba was a Europian saber guard. Nanban-style is basically circle shape or Mokkou shape. Dragons, foreign letters or arabesque designs…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Shoami-style, Spirals Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with spiral designs by the openwork. This pattern has been being used as a symbol of an eternity or power. Shoami school worked for Ashikaga Shogunate family as smiths. 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 put on the metal and gold or silver leaf cut into these dents. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Nanban-style, Dragons and Spirals Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period, Bakumatsu(1853-1868) Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with KODUKA and KOUGAI holes. Dragons and spiral designs are engraved and inlaid with gold. 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 Thickness Nakagoana Weight 6.5cm×6.3cm 0.5cm 2.8cm×0.9cm 90g   T000146  

  • $73.33

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Henkei Tsuba Signature:SIGNED but unclear Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba irregular shape(Henkei) with KODUKA and KOUGAI holes. Its shape looks like clouds. KODUKA and KOUGAI holes are coverd with iron. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.3cm×6.9cm 0.5cm 2.6cm×0.9cm 180g   T000145  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Full Bloom Chrysanthemum Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period, Bakumatsu(1853-1868) Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba Mokkou shape with a KODUKA hole. Lots of small chrysanthemums are engraved on both sides. This kind of pattern is called “Kikuka Chirashi” in Japanese. This flower pattern is 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. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 6.8cm×6.8cm 0.3cm 2.6cm×0.8cm 90g   T000144  

  • $91.66

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Amida Yasuri Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period, Bakumatsu(1853-1868) Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with KODUKA and KOUGAI holes. Many fine lines are radially engraved on both sides, it represents back lights of Amitabha Tathagata, this technique is called “Amida Yasuri” in Japanese. This pattern seems to be simple at first glance, but actually it’s an exquisite technique. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.5cm×7.4cm 0.4cm 3.1cm×0.8cm 144g   T000143  

  • $128.32

    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Choshu-style, Farmer’s House Signature:中兵衛(Nakabei) Age:EDO period, Bakumatsu(1853-1868) Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with a KODUKA hole. Two small birds flying around the house are engraved. The Choshu domain encouraged to produce Tsuba to export it to other domains. Many Tsuba creators of Shoami school were also invited and they’re involved in its production. Choshu school interacted with Edo Itou school after the middle of Edo period. Choshu school was inspired by them therefore Choshu Tsuba has something in common with Edo Itou Tsuba. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 6.8cm×6.8cm 0.3cm 2.6cm×0.8cm 104g   T000142  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Yotsu Fuji Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba mountain shape four corners with KODUKA and KOUGAI holes. This kind of four corner shape is called “Yotsu Fuji” in Japanese. Fuji mountain is the highest and one of the most famous mountains in Japan. Fuji mountain has been the object of belief since long time ago.  Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.3cm×7.0cm 0.6cm 2.8cm×0.9cm 136g   T000141  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Lattice Window Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba somewhat irregular circle shape. Broken grid patterns are engraved by openwork.  Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 8.6cm×8.3cm 0.5cm 2.8cm×1.0cm 125g   T000140  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Shoami-style, Flower Shape Family Crest Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba Mokkou shape with a KODUKA hole. A flower shape famiy crest is engraved by the openwork. Shoami school worked as smiths for Ashikaga Shogunate family. 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 put on the metal and gold or silver leaf cut into these dents. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 7.5cm×7.5cm 0.3cm 2.6cm×0.8cm…

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Gosan no Kiri Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba circle shape with KODUKA and KOUGAI holes. “Gosan no Kiri” once was used by royal families or leaders for their emblems, and it’s being used even ordinary people today as their family crests. Arabesque designs are put between “Gosan no Kiri” patterns and engraved by openwork. Arabesque pattern represents prosperity and longevity. Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 8.2cm×7.8cm 0.4cm 2.5cm×0.8cm 100g   T000138  

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    Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Ume Blossom Signature:NO SIGNED Age:EDO period Material: Iron An Iron Tsuba a little irregular circle shape with a KODUKA hole. Japanese apricot tree and its flowers are engraved by the openwork. Japanese apricot is native to China and it’s imported to Japan in Nara period(648-781). The flowering of Japanese apricot blossoms announces the arrival of spring. People appreciate its adorable petal shape, scent and characteristic branches. Japanese apricot blossom pattern represents patience, vitality or prosperity of future generations.  Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight 8.0cm×7.8cm 0.15cm 2.7cm×0.8cm 120g   T000137  

  • $1,420.70

    Certificate: NTHK Made in Japan Free Shipping Worldwide Title: Umetada-style, peony flowers Signature:NO SIGNED Age:middle of EDO period(1681-1780) Material: Iron Iron Tsuba set circle shape with a KODUKA hole for each. Same family crest is engraved by the openwork, and inlaid with gold. This type of pattern is called “Kamon Dukushi” in Japanese. Umetada school was famous for metalworking and sword smiths in Kyoto. The first of Umetada school was Myouju Umetada, hsi father and he worked for Asikaga Shogunate family. Shogun means the top of Samurai who ruled the entire Japan. This Tsuba is recognized by NTHK certificate. Exceptionally, this item is the set of two different sizes of…