Japanese Sword Fittings

Fittings for the Japanese Sword which include Tsuba, Fuchi Kashira, Menuki, Seppa, Shitodome, and other bits and pieces that hold a Japanese Sword together.

Tsuba

tsuba

The tsuba is one of the most important parts of any katana. We have over one hundred different types to choose from, for katana, wakizashi, and tanto. Some tsuba are not available for immediate delivery, please allow 2 to 4 weeks for shipping.

 

 

Menuki

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Menuki are small metal decorative ornaments placed under the tsuka ito to hide the Mekugi and to help with the grip of the sword. They were often decorated with elaborate designs and features.

 

Fuchi & Kashira

fuchi

Fuchi and kashira are ornamental fittings which are attached to the hilts of Japanese swords. The fuchi fitted over the end of the hilt, and the kashira fitted round the hilt close behind the tsuba (sword-guard).

This fuchi and accompanying kushira are decorated with Japanese motifs of flowers and birds. The fuchi has a bird with cherry blossoms and other spring flowers.

The fittings are made of shakudō with silver and gold inlay on a nanako ground. They are signed by Imai Nagatake.

 

Sword Fitting Boxes

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These boxes are ideal for storing or displaying antique or replica fittings. There are a variety of styles to choose from.

 

 

 

Saya Fittings

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Saya fittings used for both decorative and practical purposes include kojuri, koiguchi, and kurikata. A lot of these fittings are made from water buffalo horn and are used to strenghten the saya.

 

 

Other Sword Fittings

Various sword fittings for traditional Japanese swords. Sword fittings including, same, seppa, shitodome, and ito.