Fine Sword Handle Cap Set (Fuchi-gashira)


This is a fine antique set of metal caps (fuchi-gashira) that are at either ends of the handle of the Japanese sword.  The base metal of the set is the copper-gold alloy (shakudō) with a textured surface that resembles finely textured immature fish eggs (nanako).  The set was likely made by the Kōzenji School based in Owari Province during the late Edo Period (circa late 18th to mid-19th Century).  The popular design are flowers and vines inlayed in copper and copper-silver alloy (shibuichi) with an interlocking swastika (manji) motif.  This is set would be great for collecting as a fine example of the Owari Kinkō work or attaching to the formal set of fittings for a quality Japanese long sword (katana).

  • Product Information

    They are unsigned by the artist who made them.  The upper cap (fuchi) measures 3.7 cm (1.4 inches) long by 2.4 cm (0.9 inches) wide.  The lower cap (kashira) 3.3 cm (1.3 inches) long by 1.8 cm (0.7 inches) wide.  The condition is excellent. Wooden storage box is not included in the sale.

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    Returns are accepted during a three-day inspection period starting upon acceptance of the item with a 10% restocking fee of the original purchase price.  Items wanting to be returned after this three-day inspection period can be purchased back at a discounted price at the discretion of the management of Rain Dragon Art and Antiques, LLC.

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