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JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS
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.
SYNTHETIC SILK TSUKA-ITO
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.
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.
The saya is a wooden scabbard for the blade; traditionally done in lacquered wood. Our saya are manufactured from very dry wood, they are not can keep the shape of the saya, but also can ensure the blade is not easy to rust.
S01: Green S02: Blue S03: White S04: Black/Red S05: Deep Blue with speckle S06: Deep red with speckle S07: Black matt finish S08: Red S09: Yellow S10: Black high gloss finish S11: Reddish brown with black speckle S12: Black with red threadiness S13: Yellow stripe S14: Reddish brown stripe S15:White with black fumy S16: Black/white
High Qualty Japanese Sword SAYA (+$45)
Here there are many high quality SAYA for available, Each Saya is fitted with genuine Water Buffalo Horn Kurikata, Koiguchi and Kojiri. you can ungrade the saya for an addtional $45.
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
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.
Iron Tsuba (+$20)
Fine finished Alloy Tsuba
High Quality Brass Tsuba ($45)
H01-H03 : Free ; H04-H05: +$10 ; H06-H10: +$5 ; SP01-SP04: Free
Sword Bag (free)
Sword Stand Display (click HERE to buy stand)
Sword Box (+$45)