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Antique Fuchi Kashira for Samurai Sword(F-7)

$618.64

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Title: Daikokuten and Ebisu God

Signature: NO SIGNED
Age: Edo period
Material: Copper

This Fuchi Kashira was made from copper. Daikokuten is designed on this Kashira. Daikokuten and Ebisu God are two of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, called Shichifukujin in Japanese. Generally, Daikokuten holds Uchide no Koduchi (small mallet) and a big and stands on straw rice bags. That’s why this God is related to food.

On the other hand, Ebisu God has a fishing pole and a sea bream so that it was the God of fishing originally. Ports will be done well by the comings and goings of ships. Safe voyages will bring good businesses; therefore, Ebisu became famous as the God of business. Also, it’s believed as the God of good match or wealth in some areas. Ebisu God itself isn’t designed on either this Fuchi or Kashira, but symbols of this God, fishing pole, and sea bream are engraved on Fuchi. We could say this Fuchi Kasira is the combination of two Gods. Samurai, who owned this item, might have been a person with a strong faith in them.

(Fuchi)

Size Thickness Weight
3.7cm×2.1cm 0.1cm 22g

(Kashira)

Size Thickness Weight
3.5cm×1.8cm 0.45cm 16g

 

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Title: Daikokuten and Ebisu God

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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