Japanese Swords Fittings
JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS
Last Update: 5 May 2023 (brass tsuba set)
GENUINE RAY SKIN (SAMEGAWA)
The "rayskin" (sometimes called shagreen) is actually fish skin taken from specific species of stingray or shark. It has been used on Japanese Sword handles for a very long time mostly due to its rough texture which when wrapped with 'cord', denies the cord from slipping.
FULL RAY SKIN TSUKA(+$45)
TSUKA-ITO (SYNTHETIC SILK)
TSUKA-ITO is the cord wrap on the handles of Japanese swords. Its purpose is both aesthetic and functional, Ito comes in a wide array of color to suit every taste, and it helps reinforce the tsuka and prevent failure.
Genuine Silk Ito (正绢) from Japan (+$40)
C201: Black C202: Red Black C203:Dark Brown C204:Brown C205: Gold Brown C206: Dark Blue C207: Nando(blue) C208: TETSU(dark green) C209:Green C210:Purple C211:White C212:UNOHANA(Ivory) C213: Gray Blue C214:Grayish TETSU(Grayish green) C215: Wine
LEATHER TSUKA-ITO ($20)
L01:Dark Gray L02:White L03:Light Black L04:Red-Brown L05:Black L06:Dark Coffe L07:Dark Blue L08:Gold L09:Dark Brown
SAGEO 下緒 (+$10)
The Sageo 下緒 (さげお) have been used on Japanese swords for many centuries. The purpose of the Sageo is to hold the scabbard into the obi belt and keep it from slipping. It is also used at times to secure the katana into its saya by wrapping the sageo around the tsuka and tying it off.
Tsuka-maki- the art of wrapping the tsuka, including the most common hineri-maki and katate-maki (battle wrap); You can choose the warpping between them, Our focus is making the wrap as tight as possible to keep if functional as long as possible.
Hishigami wrapping (+$20)
Hishigami are the little wedges or triangles utilized when doing tsukamaki that fill out the ito on either side of the crossover. They provide many functions such as aiding in the shaping of the diamonds, keeping the ito from moving around on the core, and protecting the ito from fraying against the rough samegawa (ray skin) to name a few.
Standard SAYA (free w/ any sword)
The saya is the wooden scabbard for the blade; traditionally finished in a lacquard hardwood. Our saya are manufactured from very dry wood. This not only helps the saya to keep its shape, but also helps reduce the potential for rust on our high carbon steel blades.
S101: Green S102: Blue S103: White S104: Black/Red S105: Deep Blue with speckle S106: Deep red with speckle S107: Black matt finish S108: Deep Red S109: Yellow S110: Black high gloss finish S111: Reddish brown with black speckle S112: Black with red threadiness S113: Yellow stripe S114: Reddish brown stripe S115:White with black fumy S116: Black/white
High Qualty Japanese Sword SAYA
Here there are many high quality SAYA for available, Each Saya is fitted with genuine Water Buffalo Horn Kurikata, Koiguchi and Kojiri. (S215-S232: +$45USD; S233: +$100USD; S301-S304: +$55USD)
SAYA ENGRAVING SERVICE (+$20)
We can make engraving on the SAYA(scabbard), Following samples are fully traditional HAND-CARVED.
The following engravings are available with different color SAYA.
E01: Plum blossom E02: Japanese warrior E03: Orchid E04: Magpie on the branch E05: Bamboo E06: Crane E07: Mandarin duck E08: Oriental Dragon E09: Phoenix E10: Cherry blossom
Alloy Fuchi & Koshira (FK101-199) Free
IRON Fuchi & Koshira
(FK201-208, FK210): +$20; (FK209:+$30)
Brass Fuchi & Koshira(FK401-499) +$20
BRASS FUCHI & KOSHIRA
(FK501-529): +$25; (FK601-610):+$30
BRASS MENUKI (+$10)
TSUBA (鍔 or 鐔) is usually a round or occasionally squarish guard at the end of the grip of bladed Japanese weapons, like the katana and its various declinations, tachi, wakizashi, tantō etc. They contribute to the balance of the weapon and to the protection of the hand. The tsuba was mostly meant to be used to prevent the hand from sliding onto the blade during thrusts as opposed to protecting from an opponent's blade.
We have about 200 kinds of tsuba, they can be roughly divided into four groups, ALLOY TSUBA, IRON TSUBA, BRASS TSUBA and HIGH QUALITY BRASS TSUBA.
Alloy Tsuba (Free)
Fine finished Alloy Tsuba Set
IRON TSUBA (+$20)
Brass Tsuba Set($35)
High Quality Brass Tsuba SET ($55)
High Quality Brass Tsuba SET ($45)
Brass Hakaki (blade collar)
H01-H03 : Free ; H04-H05: +$10 ;H06-H10: +$5 ;H11-H12 : Free ; H13-H15: +$10 ;
BRASS SEPPA (spacer)
Sword Bag (free)
Sword Stand Display (click HERE to buy stand)
Sword Box (+$45)