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Iaito & Shinken Fuchi & Kashira

Average rating: 5/5 - 2 customer reviews

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

    ¥6,000

    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: ~3 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Ishime Fuchi/Kashira - FKM101

    ¥12,000

    Made in Japan
    Material: Brass & Copper
    Fuchi: 40 mm x 23.5 mm x 13 mm
    Kashira: 37 mm x 19.5 mm x 10.5 mm
    Design: Ishime (grainy pattern).
    For Iaito & Shinken
    Made to order: ~3 weeks

    1 customer review
  • Higo Icho Fuchi/Kashira - FKM103

    ¥32,000

    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: ~3 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Nami Fuchi/Kashira - FKM104

    ¥32,000

    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: ~3 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Karakusa Fuchi/Kashira - FKM105

    ¥13,500

    Made in Japan
    Material: Brass with gold inlay
    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: ~3 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Yagyu Kasumi Fuchi/Kashira - FKM106

    ¥10,000

    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: ~3 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Musashi Fuchi/Kashira - FKM107

    ¥11,500

    Made in Japan
    Material: Brass
    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: ~3 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Nawa Fuchi/Kashira - FKM108

    ¥12,000

    Made in Japan
    Material: Iron
    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: ~3 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Tensho Fuchi/Kashira - FKM109

    ¥10,000

    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: ~3 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Guribori Fuchi/Kashira - FKM110

    ¥16,000

    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: ~3 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Ishime Fuchi/Kashira - FKM111

    ¥20,000

    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: ~3 weeks

    1 customer review
  • Higo Yukibana Fuchi/Kashira - FKM113

    ¥42,000

    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: ~3 weeks

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

    ¥42,000

    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: ~3 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Higo Guribori Fuchi/Kashira - FKM120

    ¥13,500

    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: ~3 weeks

    No reviews yet
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