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Updated: 13 Jun 2024

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Antique Fuchi Kashira for Samurai Sword (F-29)

$238.72

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

INCLUDED: Wooden box

Title: Nami Ryu Zu

Signature: NO SIGNED
Age: Edo period
Material: Copper

(Fuchi)

Size Thickness Weight
3.8cm×2.2cm 0.1cm 20.0g

(Kashira)

Size Thickness Weight
3.1cm×1.6cm 0.1cm 8.0g

You can enlarge all the photos to see the detail of the item.

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

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SKU: F-29 Categories: ,

Title: Nami Ryu Zu

Description
 The principal motif of this Fuchi Kashira is the dragon. You would find gold-colored dragons are designed on both Fuchi and Kashira parts. Although some colorings have already faded due to aging, this Fuchi Kashira still retains the elegant color contrast of black and gold. On the Kashira part, the powerful figure of the dragon is depicted; this dragon rides the rough, splashing waves. On the other hand the Fuchi part, it could be seen that the dragon is surrounded by clouds. The combination of dragons and water (waves in this case) or clouds, are both popular themes and are often seen in sword mountings. It might be related to a religion that worships the dragon as a water god. Since rice cultivation has flourished in Japan, water is always an essential resource. Clouds bring blessed rain, and there is an idea that dragons dwell in clouds. Therefore, it is understandable that these motifs were cherished.

 Also, the dragon was initially an imaginary creature found in ancient foreign traditions or myths. Furthermore, it is regarded as a symbol of auspicious signs. Its body is likened to nine animals: antlers are deer, the head is a camel, eyes are demons, the neck is a snake, belly is the Mizuchi (蛟, a mythical animal in Japan that looks like a snake and has a horn and four legs), scales are fish, claws are falcons, palms are tigers, and ears are cows. It was thought that the dragon would reign at the top of all animals because of its odd-looking appearance. Including the contexts mentioned above, we could imagine that many Samurai appreciated this dignified beast design.

 *As this item is an antique, please check each photo and ensure its condition.

What is Fuchi Kashira?
 Fuchi Kashira is a kind of metal fitting of the Japanese sword, which improves the handle’s strength. Fuchi Kashira is a combination of two parts; Fuchi and Kashira. Fuchi was put next to Tsuba (hand-guard), and Kashira was put on the grip bottle. Fuchi Kashira had developed not only its practicality but also beauty for the decoration of the Japanese sword.

Why is it that the sword mounting was important for Samurai?
 The sword mountings of the Japanese sword have many kinds of decorations such as handguards (Tsuba), sword hilt (Menuki), pommel (Fuchi Kashira). The Japanese sword worked as a weapon and as an object to show who he was. For example, it shows their personalities and beliefs. You could say that it is like decorations for smartphones today. We recommend you zoom in on the pictures of the 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 of the same age might be worth as much as the Japanese swords. They are inconspicuous parts of the Japanese sword. Nevertheless, if you are knowledgeable or particular about it, you will become a connoisseur of the Samurai.




【About us】
 Samurai Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan, exhibiting antique artifacts related to the Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is the place for those who are interested in Japanese culture and craftsmanship. We deal with antique Samurai swords/armor, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on.

【Payment method】
 We accept payment through Stripe (Credit card), PayPal, Apple Pay or ChromePay, all of which are secure payment methods. If you prefer other payment method, please contact us. After confirming your payment, we will apply for an export permit. You may either pay in JPY, USD, AUD, EUR, CHF or GBP. The price is set in Japanese Yen. Prices in other currencies are automatically calculated based on the latest exchange rate.

【Shipping duration】
 We normally ship via EMS (Express Mail Service) provided by Japan Post. It usually takes at least 5-14 days to deliver the package after you place an order.

 We offer Free International Shipping as long as we can ship your order by EMS. If you prefer other shipping carriers, please contact us.  
 We will inform you of the order’s tracking number via email. Please make sure you fill out your valid email address correctly. 

*Please keep in mind that due to the spread of COVID-19, there might be possible delays in delivery. If you like to make sure if EMS shipping is available to your country, please contact us.

【How to make sure the condition】
 Please keep in mind that what you are going to purchase is an antique item. We uploaded high resolution photos for you to check its condition thoroughly. If you like to see more photos with different angles, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to send them to you so that you can make informed decision. 

 It is essential for us to know that you are happy with your choice of Fuchi Kashira and we are prepared to use the best of our ability to serve you.

 

 Would you like see some more Fuchi Kashira for sale? Please check the link below. We hope you can find your favorite Fuchi Kashira.
https://www.samuraimuseum.jp/shop/product-category/decorations/fuchigashira/

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