Katana Koshirae for Samurai Sword (Koshirae-02)
Circle-shaped iron handguard with a Kozuka hole
The geometric pattern decorates this handguard, and it’s engraved with the Sukashi-bori technique (openwork). Its motif might be cloud. It’s said cloud is dragon’s den, and even Gods live there. Based on this idea, the cloud is considered it has a special power and thought it would bring good luck. If this handguard’s design was made from the cloud motif, its creator (or owner) might have believed this thought.
The scabbard is painted with glossy black lacquer. During the refining stage of lacquer, it’s mixed with iron. The luster of the black coat is made from the oxidation effect of iron.
The handle is covered with stingray skin to reinforce the handle and not slip when its owner holds it. The brown thread includes the handle with the Hishi-Maki technique, a kind of Tsukamaki method.
Two people are engraved on the Kashira. They hold an enormous weapon that looks similar to Naginata (Japanese halberd). Gold inlaid flowers bloom, and you would find the same flowers on the Fuchi. This pommel might describe a scene of a legend or a historical fact.
Two priests are designed.
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
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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 is not included in this product.
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