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Author:  É.Hamel [ Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:41 pm ]
Post subject:  fuchi and kashira size

i wanted to know if in a daisho both the daito and shoto had a fuchi and kashira set of the same size or was always smaller or bigger than the other one?

and what would be the most common dimensions for a set in japan? i'm wondering because chinese made sets are sometimes larger than the japanese made ones to accomodate western people but of course the reason of this question is to get the more accurate feel possible to a professionally japanese made tsuka and fittings.

only a hypothetic question

thank you

Author:  kensen [ Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: fuchi and kashira size

Hello, É.Hamel-san

Combination sword decides the FUCHI's size.
For Daisho-Koshirae of Fuchi is a special order products.

UCHIGATANA-KOSHIRAE(Book)

Daisho-goshirae. Used by Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
Red-lacquered scabbards wound spirally with gold, and gold sword guards with openwork design of paulownia.
Dai-FUCHI: 38mm
Sho-FUTHI: 37mm

Daisho-goshirae. Used by Maeda Toshiie.
Design of clouds and dragons in MAKI-E lacquer on red ground.
Dai-FUCHI: 41mm
Sho-FUTHI: 41mm

Daisho-goshirae. Used by Ii Naomasa.
Black-lacquered scabbard.
Dai-FUCHI: 40mm
Sho-FUTHI: 39.5mm

Thank you.


É.Hamel wrote:
i wanted to know if in a daisho both the daito and shoto had a fuchi and kashira set of the same size or was always smaller or bigger than the other one?

and what would be the most common dimensions for a set in japan? i'm wondering because chinese made sets are sometimes larger than the japanese made ones to accomodate western people but of course the reason of this question is to get the more accurate feel possible to a professionally japanese made tsuka and fittings.

only a hypothetic question

thank you

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