Sword Handle Cap (Fuchi) singed Tsuneshige


This is a fine antique metal cap (fuchi) of the handle of the Japanese sword. The base metal of the cap is brass (sentoku) with a surface that resembles finely textured stone (ishime-ji). Tsuneshige worked for the Nara School based in the Edo crica 1775 to 1800 CE.


The popular subject of the cap is the Japanese God Daikoku. This mallet is laid along rice bales next to a pine tree. Gold and copper-gold alloy (shakudō) is nicely inlayed to highlight and add contrast to the pine tree and mallet.

  • Product Information

    The cap is signed Tsuneshige. The cap (fuchi) measures 3.8 cm (1.5 inches) long by 2.1 cm (0.8 inches) wide. The condition is excellent.

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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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