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 good place for those who are interested in Samurai culture and Japanese craftsmanship. We deal with antique/replica Samurai swords, armor, sword mountings, traditional Japanese crafts and so on.
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1. Payment method
We accept payment through Stripe (Credit card) or PayPal. If you prefer other payment methods, please contact us.
You can either pay in Japanese Yen or US Dollars. The price is decided in Japanese Yen. The price in US dollar is calculated automatically based on an exchange rate.
2. Shipping Duration
We ship via EMS (Express Mail Service) provided by Japan Post. It usually takes at least 5-14 days to deliver the package after you place an order. It might take longer, depending on seasons or custom clearance. We will inform you of the order’s tracking number via email. Please make sure you fill out your valid email address correctly.
*Please keep in mind that due to the spread of COVID-19, there are delays in shipping to many countries because most of the airlines are reducing the number of flights from Japan. If you like to know the detail about shipping, please feel free to ask us.
3. What is NOT included
The blade, the handguard and the scabbard are not included in this product.
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