Product Information & Size Chart
Gunpai ni Saihai Menuki - M028
This made in Japan Menuki features a fan and a baton of command (military symbols). The Gunpai is a large solid fan usually made of solid iron which were carried by high ranking Smaurai. In addition to their technical functions, they were used to send signals to troops on the battlefield. The Saihai was a baton carried by Samurai commanders on the battlefield. Along with the Gunpai, it allowed commenders to send signals to troops and to state their status of commander. The top of the saihai had cord attached to a tassel of strips of lacquered paper, leather or cloth.
- Material: Blackened copper plated alloy with gold gilding
Omote: 13 mm x 53 mm x 4.5 mm
Ura: 13 mm x 51.5 mm x 4 mm