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Antique Fuchigashira for Samurai Sword(F-3)

$577.45

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Title: Samurai Legend

Signature:玉川信義(Tamagawa Nobuyoshi), 義照(Yoshiteru)
Age: Edo period
Material: Copper

Fuchi made of copper. Usually, Fuchigashira combines one Fuchi and one Kashira, but this item contains three Fuchi parts. Please pay attention the the fact that Kashira part isn’t included. Probably, each of them was made for different Japanese sword, and even its creator is different by seeing its signature. The thickest Fuchi, it might describe a battle because Samurai who is 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 a dynamic and uplifting feeling. Do you know Minamoto no Yoshitsune? He was a general Samurai of Minamoto family and his brother; Minamoto no Yoritomo opened Samurai’s military government and started Samurai period. There was a very famous battle which is called Dan no Ura battle and happened in 1185. This battle was about Minamoto family fought against Taira family to seize power. Eventually Minamoto family won the battle. At the end of the battle, a general Samurai of Taira family tried to attack Yoshitsune and jumped on the ship of Yoshitsune. However, Yoshitsune jumped from ship to ship and disappeared. Yoshitsune was called the genius of battle and has been popular even today. It’s possible to imagine that this Fuchi might describe his legend. Two other Fuchi flowers and plants. A lion and chrysanthemums are engraved on the narrowest Fuchi, and its base is decorated with “Nanako Ji” technique.

(Fuchi: the thickest, middle-size, the narrowest)

Size Thickness Weight
1.9×3.8cm

1.1×3.7cm

0.9×3.7cm

0.2cm

0.1cm

0.1cm

40g

20g

18g

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Title: Samurai Legend

What is Fuchigashira?
Fuchigashira is a kind of metal fitting of the Japanese sword, which improves the strength of the handle. Fuchigashira is a combination of two parts; Fuchi and Kashira. Fuchi was put next to Tsuba(hand-guard), and Kashira was put on the bottle of the grip. Fuchigashira 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(Fuchigashira). The Japanese sword not only worked as a weapon but also 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 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 in the same age might be worth as much as the 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.

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

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Shipping Duration
We ship via EMS(Japanese Postal Service). It normally takes at least 5-14 days to receive any packages after you place an order.
It might take longer depending on the season or custom clearance. We will inform your order’s tracking number via email.

*Please keep in mind there is a significant delay expected in delivery with EMS in some countries due to the pandemic in the world. We offer free shipping only when we can ship by EMS. Therefore, if you like us to ship with a different shipping carrier such as UPS, we will charge additional costs. If you want to know the detail of shipping, please feel free to contact us.

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