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Iaito & Shinken Fuchi & Kashira

About our Fuchi/Kashira lineup

The Fuchi (縁) is a hilt collar between the tsuka and the tsuba. It serves as a reinforcment for the Tsuka (handle). The tang of the sword goes into the tsuka through the opening in the fuchi.
The Kashira (頭) is a pommel on the end of the tsuka, which serves, similarly to the Fuchi, as reinforcement for the Tsuka (handle). It usually features a hole that is used to secure the tsukaito (wrapping). Some kashira, and notably Suigyu (water buffalo) made Kashira do not have a hole, which forces to slightly change how the maki (wrapping) is done.

As other pieces and components of the sword mounting, the Fuchi and Kashira used to be simple and plain, but became thoroughly decorated and worked during the Edo period, developing into decorative ornaments over time.
Fuchi and Kashira design have two main features: the shape and the engraved design. Although many kind of shapes exist, the two most common shapes are "Jidai" and "Higo". Jidai that could be translated as "classic" refer to a flat Kashira, and Higo, which was an ancient province of South Japan, refer to a rounded Kashira (which was typical of Higo swords).
Note that the Tsuka length is measured from the tip of the Kashira, which makes the Tsuka length slightly vary depending on the Kashira shape.
Fuchi and Kashira come in pair and their design is usually (almost always) are based on the same thematic.

All models are, of course, entirely handmade in Japan.

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  • Ryu Fuchi/Kashira - FKM100

    ¥4,500

    Made in Japan
    Material: Aluminum
    Fuchi: 39 mm x 22 mm x 14 mm
    Kashira: 34 mm x 19 mm x 11 mm
    Design: Dragon.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Sakura Karakusa Fuchi/Kashira - FKM101

    ¥5,600

    Made in Japan
    Material: Brass & Copper
    Fuchi: 38 mm x 22 mm x 11 mm
    Kashira: 35 mm x 18 mm x 12 mm
    Design: Cherry blossom.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Icho Fuchi/Kashira - FKM103

    ¥27,000

    Made in Japan
    Material: Iron
    Fuchi: 40 mm x 23 mm x 11 mm
    Kashira: 35 mm x 18 mm x 13 mm
    Design: Classic Higo design. Higo is a province in south Japan, Icho means Gingko and Zogan refers to a technique of inlaying gold or silver on metal.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Nami Fuchi/Kashira - FKM104

    ¥27,000

    Made in Japan
    Material: Brass
    Fuchi: 41 mm x 23 mm x 14 mm
    Kashira: 36 mm x 17 mm x 13 mm
    Design: Classic Higo design with sea waves.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Karakusa Fuchi/Kashira - FKM105

    ¥6,700

    Made in Japan
    Material: Brass
    Fuchi: 41 mm x 23 mm x 10 mm
    Kashira: 35 mm x 18 mm x 16 mm
    Design: Classic Higo design with arabesque patterns.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Yagyu Kasumi Fuchi/Kashira - FKM106

    ¥6,700

    Made in Japan
    Material: Brass
    Fuchi: 40 mm x 22 mm x 11 mm
    Kashira: 35 mm x 17 mm x 10 mm
    Design: Classic Yagyu style with mist.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Musashi Fuchi/Kashira - FKM107

    ¥7,500

    Made in Japan
    Material: Iron
    Fuchi: 38 mm x 21 mm x 10 mm
    Kashira: 32 mm x 18 mm x 14 mm
    Design: replica of one of Musashi's sword Fuchi/Kashira set.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Nawa Fuchi/Kashira - FKM108

    ¥7,800

    Made in Japan
    Material: Brass
    Fuchi: 42 mm x 23 mm x 11 mm
    Kashira: 35 mm x 18 mm x 13 mm
    Design: Classic Higo design with a Nawa, a cord with a religious symbolism.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Tensho Fuchi/Kashira - FKM109

    ¥15,000

    Made in Japan
    Material: Iron & Buffalo horn
    Fuchi: 40 mm x 24 mm x 10 mm
    Kashira: 36 mm x 21 mm x 7 mm
    Design: classic Tensho design. Kashira made of genuine buffalo horn and Fuchi made of iron.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Guribori Fuchi/Kashira - FKM110

    ¥10,000

    Made in Japan
    Material: Brass
    Fuchi: 41 mm x 25 mm x 12 mm
    Kashira: 37 mm x 20 mm x 11 mm
    Design: Traditional tendril motive.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Ishime Fuchi/Kashira - FKM111

    ¥19,000

    Made in Japan
    Material: Iron
    Fuchi: 40 mm x 21 mm x 095 mm
    Kashira: 35 mm x 18 mm x 11 mm
    Design: Classic Higo design with a stony/grainy pattern.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Yukibana Fuchi/Kashira - FKM113

    ¥33,000

    Made in Japan
    Material: Iron
    Fuchi: 40 mm x 23 mm x 13 mm
    Kashira: 36 mm x 17 mm x 18 mm
    Design: Classic Higo design with snowflakes.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Icho Karakusa Fuchi/Kashira - FKM118

    ¥33,000

    Made in Japan
    Material: Iron
    Fuchi: 40 mm x 23 mm x 11 mm
    Kashira: 35 mm x 17 mm x 13 mm
    Design: Classic Higo design with Gingko leaves in an arabesque pattern.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Guribori Fuchi/Kashira - FKM120

    ¥12,500

    Made in Japan
    Material: Brass
    Fuchi: 43 mm x 26 mm x 16 mm
    Kashira: 37 mm x 20 mm x 17 mm
    Design: Classic Higo design with traditional tendril motives.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Hiranami Fuchi/Kashira - K001

    ¥19,000 ~ ¥26,000

    Made in Japan
    Design: Sea waves
    Materials: Silver Plated Brass or Solid Silver
    This model is available in available in small and standard sizes.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Tsurukame Fuchi/Kashira - K002

    ¥9,500

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Blackened copper with gold gilding - 40 mm x 23 mm x 14 mm
    Kashira: Blackened copper with gold gilding - 35.5 mm x 19 mm x 10 mm
    Design: Cranes & turtles
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Kago Fuchi/Kashira - K004

    ¥19,000

    Made in Japan
    Design: Woven bamboo pattern
    Materials: Silver Plated Brass or Copper Plated Brass
    This model is available in available in small and standard sizes.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Menbo Fuchi/Kashira - K005

    ¥9,500

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Blackened copper with gold gilding - 40.5 mm x 22 mm x 14 mm
    Kashira: Blackened copper with gold gilding - 35.5 mm x 19 mm x 11 mm
    Design: Samurai armor and mask
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Ishime Fuchi/Kashira - K006

    ¥19,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Silver plated brass - 41.5 mm x 23 mm x 13 mm
    Kashira: Silver plated brass - 38 mm x 18.5 mm x 11 mm
    Design: Stony/grainy pattern
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Inaho Fuchi/Kashira - K008

    ¥9,500

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Silver plated copper with gold gilding - 40 mm x 23 mm x 13.5 mm
    Kashira: Silver plated copper with gold gilding - 35.5 mm x 19 mm x 10.5 mm
    Design: Ear of rice
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Tora Fuchi/Kashira - K009

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 40 mm x 23 mm x 10.5 mm
    Kashira: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 35.5 mm x 18 mm x 9 mm
    Design: Tiger
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Suisen Fuchi/Kashira - K010

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 40.5 mm x 22.5 mm x 14 mm
    Kashira: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 38 mm x 19 mm x 10 mm
    Design: Narcissus
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Kachimushi Fuchi/Kashira - K011

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold & silver gliding - 41.5 mm x 24 mm x 12 mm
    Kashira: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold & silver gliding - 37 mm x 19.5 mm x 9.5 mm
    Design: Dragonfly
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Muji Kanagurigata Fuchi/Kashira - K-013

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Materials: Silver Plated Brass or Blackened Brass
    Fuchi: 39 mm x 22 mm x 12 mm
    Kashira: 34 mm x 16 mm x 15 mm
    Design: Special "big hole" shaped Kashira (for offensive purposes)
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Kumo Fuchi/Kashira - K014

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 41 mm x 23 mm x 14 mm
    Kashira: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 37 mm x 19 mm x 12.5 mm
    Design: Cloud
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Tengu Fuchi/Kashira - K015

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 40 mm x 24 mm x 13 mm
    Kashira: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 36 mm x 19 mm x 11 mm
    Design: Tengu (mythical creature)
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Soten Fuchi/Kashira - K016

    ¥9,500

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Silver plated copper - 40.5 mm x 24 mm x 13.5 mm
    Kashira: Silver plated copper - 35.5 mm x 18 mm x 11 mm
    Design: Famous swordsmith of the Omi province (Edo period)
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Akikusa Fuchi/Kashira - K017

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold & silver gliding - 41 mm x 24 mm x 11 mm
    Kashira: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold & silver gliding - 34.5 mm x 17.5 mm x 8 mm
    Design: Plants which flower in fall
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Yasurime Fuchi/Kashira - K019

    ¥19,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Silver plated brass - 43 mm x 23 mm x 12 mm
    Kashira: Silver plated brass - 40 mm x 19.5 mm x 10 mm
    Design: Filled metal pattern
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Ebi Fuchi/Kashira - K020

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 40 mm x 22.5 mm x 10.5 mm
    Kashira: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 36 mm x 16.5 mm x 9 mm
    Design: Prawn
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Kabutobachi Fuchi/Kashira - K022

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Silver plated brass - 40.5 mm x 24 mm x 11 mm
    Kashira: Silver plated brass - 36.5 mm x 20.5 mm x 10.5 mm
    Design: Bowl in the shape of a Samurai helmet
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Minoryu Fuchi/Kashira - K023

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Silver plated brass - 38 mm x 21 mm x 9 mm
    Kashira: Silver plated brass - 36 mm x 19.5 mm x 10 mm
    Design: Mino's Dragon (Japanese province)
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Shiranami Fuchi/Kashira - K024

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Silver plated brass - 40 mm x 22 mm x 9.5 mm
    Kashira: Silver plated brass - 36 mm x 16.5 mm x 13.5 mm
    Design: Higo rounded shape, white-crested waves
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Hishotsuru Fuchi/Kashira - K025

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 41 mm x 22.5 mm x 11.5 mm
    Kashira: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 35.5 mm x 17.5 mm x 9 mm
    Design: Flying crane
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Ryu Fuchi/Kashira - K027

    ¥9,500

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Blackened copper with gold gilding - 40.5 mm x 22.5 mm x 13 mm
    Kashira: Blackened copper with gold gilding - 35.5 mm x 18 mm x 11 mm
    Design: Flying dragon
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Ishime Fuchi/Kashira - K028

    ¥19,000

    Made in Japan
    Materials: Silver Plated Brass or Copper Plated Brass
    Fuchi: 42 mm x 2.5 mm x 13 mm
    Kashira: 39 mm x 18.5 mm x 18.5 mm
    Design: Higo rounded shape, grainy pattern
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Iwame Fuchi/Kashira - K030

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Silver plated brass - 40 mm x 22.5 mm x 9 mm
    Kashira: Silver plated brass - 35.5 mm x 16.5 mm x 12.5 mm
    Design: Higo rounded shape, stony pattern
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Hotaru Fuchi/Kashira - K031

    ¥17,000

    Made in Japan
    Fuchi: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 42.5 mm x 25 mm x 12.5 mm
    Kashira: Copper plated brass, blackened, with gold gilding - 36 mm x 18 mm x 6.5 mm
    Design: Fireflies
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Bonji Fuchi/Kashira - K032

    ¥19,000 ~ ¥26,000

    Made in Japan
    Design: Sanskrit letter that represents all gods (Buddha and Kami)
    Materials: Silver Plated Brass or Solid Silver or Copper Plated Brass
    This model is available in available in small and standard sizes.
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Satsuma Chidori Fuchi/Kashira - K033

    ¥19,000

    Made in Japan
    Materials: Silver Plated Brass or Copper Plated Brass
    Fuchi: 42 mm x 23.5 mm x 17.5 mm
    Kashira: 39 mm x 18.5 mm x 13 mm
    Design: Satsuma plover and wave pattern
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~2 weeks

    No reviews yet
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