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Japanese Swords Fittings


Last Update:  26th February 2024  (Genuine Ryaksin)


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.

R001: Natural;  R002: Red;  R003: Yellow;  R004: Black;  R005: Blue;  R006: Green;  R007: Gray;  R008: Gold;  R009: Purple


The Full Ray Skin Tsuka is a premium option for the handle (tsuka) of a Japanese sword. It features a complete wrap of genuine ray skin, also known as samegawa. The Full Ray Skin Tsuka provides several benefits. Firstly, it enhances the authenticity and aesthetic appeal of the sword, adding a touch of traditional craftsmanship. The rough texture of the ray skin not only adds visual interest but also improves the grip, providing a secure and comfortable hold during sword handling. Our Full rayskin skin tsuka comes with emperor node.


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


L01:Dark Gray(out of stock);  L02:White;  L03:Light Black((out of stock));  L04:Red-Brown;  L05:Black;   L06:Dark Coffe;  L07:Dark Blue((out of stock));  L08:Gold;  L09:Dark Brown (out of stock)

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.

SAGEO (人绢) from Japan (+$20)

G201: Purple; G202: Green; G203: Blue; G204: Orange; G205: Navy Blue; G206: Wine; G207: Dark Brown; G208: Black; G209: Brown


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.

SAYA (scabbard)

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)


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


FUCHI and KOSHIRA are traditional components of Japanese sword fittings, specifically the hilt (tsuka) of a Japanese sword (katana, wakizashi, or tanto). 

FUCHI: The fuchi is a metal collar or sleeve that is placed at the base of the sword's hilt, where it meets the guard (tsuba). It acts as a decorative and functional element. 

KASHIRA: The kashira is a small metal cap or pommel that is attached to the end of the sword's hilt. It serves as a counterbalance to the fuchi and adds weight to the handle. The kashira also contributes to the overall balance and visual harmony of the sword.

Both the fuchi and kashira are essential parts of the sword's hilt assembly, along with other components such as the handle wrapping (tsuka-ito) and menuki (ornamental grip accents). They not only provide structural integrity but also contribute to the artistic beauty and craftsmanship of the Japanese sword.

We have over 100 different varieties of fuchi and kashira available which made of various materials such as alloy,  Brass, copper, and iron. The prices for each type also vary. You can choose according to your personal preferences.

Alloy Fuchi & Koshira (FK101-199) Free

IRON Fuchi & Koshira

(FK201-208, FK210-220): +$20; (FK209:+$30)

Brass Fuchi & Koshira(FK401-499) +$20


(FK501-529): +$25; (FK601-610):+$30


Menuki (目贯) are decorative ornaments that are traditionally placed on the handle (tsuka) of a Japanese sword, specifically on the two sides of the handle, underneath the wrapping (tsuka-maki). They serve both aesthetic and functional purposes. These decorative elements not only add visual appeal to the sword but also serve a practical function. Menuki provide additional grip and stability to the handle, enhancing the overall handling and control of the sword during use.

We have over 60 menuki options available for selection, including both alloy and brass materials. The brass menuki have superior craftsmanship and finer details compared to the alloy menuki, making them more robust and durable.




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


Brass Tsuba Set($35)

High Quality Brass Tsuba SET ($55)

High Quality Brass Tsuba SET ($45)

Brass Hakaki (blade collar)

The habaki is a metal collar that sits at the base of the blade, between the blade and the sword's hilt (tsuka). Its primary function is to secure the blade within the tsuka and provide stability and support. All the Habaki we offered are made of brass.

H01-H03 : Free ;  H04-H05:  +$10  ; H06-H10: +$5  ;H11-H12 : Free ;  H13-H15:  +$10  ;

BRASS SEPPA (spacer)

Seppa (切羽) refers to small metal spacers or washers used in Japanese sword fittings. They are positioned on both sides of the tsuba (guard) to secure it in place and prevent it from sliding on the tang (nakago) of the sword blade.

Seppa serve both functional and aesthetic purposes. Functionally, they help maintain the proper alignment of the tsuba and provide stability to the sword's hilt. They also act as buffers, reducing friction and wear between the tsuba and other components of the sword.

We offer six different types of seppa, with SP02 being made of copper and the others made of brass. If you choose the SP02 seppa, there will be an additional $5 charge.

Sword Bag (free)

We offer a variety of different sword bags for customers to store their swords. When you purchase a sword from our website, we provide a complimentary sword bag. You can choose a sword bag according to your preferences and liking. However, if you do not make a selection, we will randomly choose a sword bag for you.

Sword Stand Display  (click HERE to buy stand)

Sword Box (+$45)