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Antique Kogatana for Samurai Sword (K-21)

$142.24

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Title: Kinmichi Kogatana

Signature: 菊 藤原 金道 (Kiku Fujiwara Kinmichi)
Age: Edo period
Material: 

Size Thickness Weight
1.4cm×21.3cm 0.3cm 38g

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K000021

 

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SKU: K-21 Categories: ,

Title: Kinmichi Kogatana

Description
 Kogatana (small knife) is put into Kozuka. Semi (蝉, cicada) is designed on this Kozuka. The cicada symbolizes immortality or life after death. Cicadas live underground as nymphs and change their shapes to become adults. When it happens, they will come out to the ground, grow wings, and fly in the sky. This series of situations was likened to the figure of people who became mountain hermits and ascended to the hermit world. This insect pattern has been appreciated with its honorable impression. 

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.



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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, original Japanese sword mounting, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on. 

Payment method
 We accept payment through Stripe (Credit card) or Paypal. If you prefer other payment method, please contact us.

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.

How to make sure the condition
 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. 

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

Only 1 left in stock