Product Information & Size Chart
Agehacho Kamon Engraving
Swallowtail Butterfly - 「揚羽蝶」 in Japanese.
Butterfly emblems were particularly fancied by the powerful Taira Clan. It is even said that Taira no Kiyomori himself created the original design of the Agehacho mon. Although warriors of the Taira adorned their garments and equipments with butterflies marks (mon'yo), they rallied under the plain red banner during the Genpei War and did not use the butterfly as kamon yet at that time. Butterfly emblems were turned into mon from the Kamakura period (1185-1333) by many descendants of the Taira.
The main feature of the Agehacho mon is elegance. The butterfly emblem has about 250 known variations.
Agehacho (swallowtail butterfly).
The original Agehacho design.
Maru ni Agehacho (swallowtail butterfly in a ring).
A commonly used variation nowadays.
Yoroi Agehachoe (armoured swallowtail butterfly).
How to Order - Service Description
Select your Kamon size
1.5 cm fits on all weapons and is fairly small for a Kamon. We recommend this size only for Kamon with few details. Fits all weapons, including 24 mm Jo.
2 cm can be considered as standard. It fits on most weapons, except on the thinnest weapons such as the 24 mm Jo.
2.5 cm is fairly big and will not fit on thin Koryu Bokken, Tanto, Bo, Hanbo, and Jo.
If the selected size is too big for the ordered weapon, the Kamon will be adapted to the maximum engravable size.
- Select your Kamon design
Select Kamon position
If you wish to offset the position in regard to a name engraving ordered from the product page, please use the "additional instructions" field.
If you order several weapons, please use the field "additional instructions" to specify which weapon should be engraved.
All special requests must be discussed prior to placing your order. If you have a doubt, email us before placing your order.
One Kamon = One engraving. For more than one engraving, add the Kamon as many time as desired with the correct options.
This is not a product but an engraving service that can only be ordered as part of a simultaneous purchase with a product on which to engrave.
- Select your Kamon size