Minosaka Menuki

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  • Minosaka Iaito/Shinken Menuki

    The Menuki are thoroughly crafted ornaments made of copper, bronze and aluminium, that are tied onto the Tsuka (handle) of a sword, originally to cover or to draw the attention from the Mekugi (bolt). Although the Menuki change the grip and influences the balance of the weapon, it is very subtle, given its light weight. It can be desirable however, to choose a heavy Menuki in order to slightly shift the weight towards the Tsuba or vice versa.

    The Menuki are hand-crafted in Japan by the Minosaka workshop, and fit Iaito and Shinken (Katana), sold as pair.

     

    Menuki dimensions and material
    Picture Name Description Length Width Material
    Hishi (water caltrop) Menuki Hishi Water caltrop (or devil pod) - aquatic plant 1.5 cm 3.4 cm Aluminium
    Sale (salmon) Menuki Sake Salmon 1.4 cm 4.5 cm Copper
    Kenmaki Ryu (Dragon entwinning a sword) Menuki Kenmakiryu Dragon entwining a sword 0.9 cm 6.8 cm Aluminium
    Tombo Menuki (Dragonfly) Tombo Dragonfly 1.3 cm 3.9 cm Aluminium
    Sakura Menuki (Cherry blossom) Sakura Cherry blossom 1.1 cm 1.1 cm Aluminium
    Ryu Menuki (Small dragon) Ryu (sho) Dragon (small) 1.1 cm 3.8 cm Copper
    Ryu Menuki (big dragon) Ryu (dai) Dragon (large) 1.1 cm 5.3 cm Copper
    Tsukushi Menuki (horsetail) Tsukushi Horsetail 0.6 cm 5.8 cm Copper
    Botan Menuki (Peony) Botan Peony 1.2 cm 5.4 cm Copper
    Hitsuji Menuki (Lamb) Hitsuji Lamb 1.1 cm 2.7 cm Copper
    Kenkatabami Menuki (Owalis montana on two swords) Kenkatabami Oxalis montana, (a herb, also called mountain wood-sorrel) on two swords 1.6 cm 4.9 cm Bronze
    Mukade Menuki (Centipede) Mukade Centipede NA cm NA cm Copper
    Kuyomon Menuki (Buddhist symbol) Kuyomon Buddhist symbol representing "The 12 principles of the 9 planets" 1.5 cm 4.5 cm Bronze
    (Ebi Menuki (shrimp) Ebi Shrimp 1.1 cm 7 cm Aluminium
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