Title: Samurai Legend
This item is a combination of 3 Fuchi. Kashira is not included.
Fuchi made of copper. Usually, Fuchi Kashira combines one Fuchi and one Kashira, but this item contains three Fuchi parts. Please pay attention to the fact that the Kashira part is not included. Each of them was probably made for a different Japanese sword, and even its creator is a different person by seeing its signature. The thickest Fuchi might describe a battle because Samurai engraved on it looks he has just jumped into the ship. He wears gorgeous Samurai armor so that he is a high-ranked Samurai. Waves are engraved as a whole, so this Fuchi shows an emotional and uplifting feeling.
Do you know Minamoto no Yoshitsune? He was a general Samurai of the Minamoto family, and his brother, Minamoto no Yoritomo, opened Samurai’s military government and started the Samurai period. There was a very famous battle which is called the Dan-no-ura war and happened in 1185. This battle was about the Minamoto family fought against the Taira family to seize power. Eventually Minamoto family won the battle. At the end of the fight, a general Samurai of the Taira family tried to attack Yoshitsune and jumped on Yoshitsune’s ship.
However, Yoshitsune jumped from ship to ship and disappeared. Yoshitsune was called the genius of battle and has been popular even today. It is possible to imagine that this Fuchi might describe his legend.
Two other Fuchi are decorated with flowers and plants. A lion and chrysanthemums are engraved on the narrowest Fuchi, and its base is decorated with “Nanako Ji” technique.
These Fuchis have the Mei (銘, engraved inscription). There is NO provenance or certificate that proves its signature’s authenticity.
*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.
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.
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【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.
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