Certified TSUBA Clock that has Utility model registered (registration number: 3221447) -The Only in the World-
Samurai Museum presents the one and only antique TSUBA Clock in the world with a registered utility model. If you are looking for having a piece of Samurai history that is one of the kind, this is the best item to buy. Instead of just displaying this Tsuba, why don’t you use it as a clock that marks the passage of time together?
To produce TSUBA Clock, we use valuable Tsuba. These Tsuba were preserved by Samurai descendant’s houses for generations. We recommend you purchase this TSUBA Clock for yourself, your family members or significant others so that checking the time would be more pleasant. The beauty of Tsuba never ceases to amaze you.
Tsuba, which was once made by Japanese metalworkers in the Samurai period, is now brought back to life by our brand-new product TSUBA Clock. We use Tsuba as a clock face and put clock hands in Nakagoana (center hole), which was originally made for inserting Japanese sword. In order to acquire Utility Model Registration Patent (number: 3221447), we prepared a lot of documents and made a lot of efforts. And, finally we are able to sell this special product on our online shop.
Title: Umetada-style, Matsuba Mon Chirashi
This iron Tsuba has an oval shape. Its edge is covered with Shakudou (the mixture of copper and gold), this is the Fukurin technique. Matsuba (pine tree leaf) pattern decorates both sides with gold. Pine trees keep their green color throughout the years by withstanding severe heat and cold. People regard this plant as the symbol of the vitality and treat it as a good-luck bringer. Furthermore, as each root of a pine tree is connected with another, this pattern is famous for the wish of a happy marriage.
The first of Umetada-style Tsuba; Myoju Umetada was born in Kyoto prefecture. His father was a metalworker and worked for the Ashikaga family. Myoju succeeded his father and worked as a metalworker for the Ashikaga family. His works were highly appreciated by famous Samurai, such as Nobunaga Oda, Hideyoshi Toyotomi, and Ieyasu Tokugawa. Myoju was also famous as a swordsmith. As the Umetada family was the distinguished family of metalwork and swordsmith, this family had already made Tsuba, and it is called “Ko Umetada Tsuba.”
This Tsuba is recognized by The Society for Preservation of Japanese Art Swords, which is known as NBTHK.
What is Tsuba?
Tsuba is the hand-guard of the Japanese sword. High-class Samurai wore his katana sword with its beautiful sword mountings such as Tsuba. Tsuba’s front design tends to be more decorative as this part was often seen by other Samurais when he was walking on the streets.
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 worked as a weapon and 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 on 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 of the same age might be worth as much as the Japanese swords. They are inconspicuous parts of the Japanese sword. Nevertheless, if you are knowledgeable or particular about it, you will become a connoisseur of the Samurai.
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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We normally 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. We will use DHL instead for those who ordered from USA or Australia as EMS temporarily stops shipping to these countries due to COVID-19. We offer Free International Shipping as long as we can ship your order by either EMS or DHL. (USA, Australia only)
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How to make sure the condition
Please keep in mind that what you are going to purchase is an antique item. 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. It is essential for us to know that you are happy with your choice of a sword. and we are prepared to use the best of our ability to serve you.
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