Antique Tsuka Daisho Set for Samurai Sword (Koshirae-05)
Tsuka is the handle of the Japanese sword. The handle is covered with stingray skin to reinforce the handle and not slip when its owner holds it. The black thread covers the handle with the Hishi-Maki technique, a kind of Tsukamaki method.
The Japanese apricot blossom pattern is designed for this pommel. As Japanese apricot blossoms begin to bloom in winter, people consider this flower tells the arrival of spring. People love its adorable petal shape and scent, gracefully branched tree, and compose many poems. Japanese apricot blossoms have been appreciated as one of the flowers that symbolize the New Year since the Edo period. It is said this plant pattern represents the power of perseverance and vitality.
The bird pattern is designed. These birds’ eyes and bills are inlaid with gold color. Each wing is engraved in detail. This bird design might be Kari (雁, wild goose); that is a migratory bird that represents fall. Its pattern is also called “Karigane (雁金)” and is widely used for family crests. This bird is engraved by not only a realistic figure but also a very simplified shape: Hiragana (a kind of Japanese letter) “he (へ)” shape that sometimes makes also wild goose.
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】
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What is NOT included
The blade, the handguard and the scabbard are not included in this product.
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