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Japanese Swords Fittings

JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS

Last Update:  28 November 2022


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 

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



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


BRASS FUCHI & KOSHIRA

(FK501-529): +$25; (FK601-608):+$30



MENUKI (目贯)

BRASS MENUKI (+$10)


TSUBA (鐔)

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 ($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)