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Antique Fuchi Kashira for Samurai Sword(F-5)

$473.73

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Title: Houou and Paulownia

Signature: NO SIGNED
Age: Edo period
Material: Copper

Fuchi Kashira made of copper. Houou is designed on Fuchi and Kashira. Houou is a member of four fantasy animals which is called “Shirei” with Kirin (Qilin), Kame (Turtle) and Ryu (Dragon) and it’s a god beast looks like a combination of chicken and peacock. It was considered as an auspicious sign in ancient China, and it was believed that Houou would show up when the brilliant emperor appeared. People appreciate its graceful shape in Japan. Some Kiri (paulownia) are engraved around Houou. It’s believed that Houou rests at the paulownia tree therefore it’s treated as a holy plant.

(Fuchi)

Size Thickness Weight
1.1cm×3.7cm 0.2cm 9.0g

(Kashira)

Size Thickness Weight
3.3cm×1.9cm 0.2cm 6.0g

 

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SKU: F-5 Categories: ,

Title: Houou and Paulownia

What is Fuchi Kashira?
Fuchi Kashira is a kind of metal fitting of the Japanese sword, which improves the strength of the handle. 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 bottle of the grip. 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 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 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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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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