Sword Handle Cap (Fuchi) signed Fusumi


This is a fine antique metal cap (fuchi) of the handle of the Japanese sword. The base metal of the cap is the copper-silver alloy (shibuichi) with a smooth surface (migaki-ji). The cap was made by someone using the name Fusumi but could also be read as Shikisumi and signed with a cypher (kaō). I don't have any information about this artist but base on the style and workmanship I would estimate it was made sometime during the late Edo Period (circa late 18th to mid-19th Century).


The subject of the cap reference something from Chinese folklore. The detail of the man face is inlayed very nicely in silver (gin) and his hat in the copper-gold alloy (shakudō). The horse is also detailed in very nice gold inlays.

  • Product Information

    The cap made by someone using the named Fusumi but could also be read as Shikisumi and a cypher (kaō). The cap (fuchi) measures 3.7 cm (1.4 inches) long by 2.1 cm (0.8 inches) wide. The condition is excellent.

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