The sets contain more parts than in the photos such as kaerizuno, koiguchi etc.
SOLD Seemengly just vegetable but it is more behind them. I asked my Japanese friend a netsuke carver Shikamasa to explain more the motif and here are his words: The eggplants are so popular motive for sword fitting. A eggplatnt/茄子 itself is one of engimono/lucky items, as its pronounceation „nasu“ is same as 成す/achieve, but there is another reason, I… Read More
The complete silver efu tachi set. The koshirae will be completed in Japan by Japnese craftsmen so nakago ana are just pre-cut. This efu tachi style tsuba is called shitogi. There will follow other decorative parts within following months.
Materials: Shakudo, copper, fine silver, gold, fine gold. Kashira is a copy of a museum piece.
There exist millions of Japanese antique sword fittings, but sometimes you can’t find exactly what you want or need. Then you can ask contemporary craftsman to make it. I wanted to make this set very authentic which means I had to have also good material. For this set a Czech art restorer Otakar Ruček http://www.restauratorstvi.net/ provided me iron from late Baroque… Read More
On the last San Francisco Tken Kai I was asked to make replica of antique copper fittings from a very unusual koshirae. All is very large including signed blade. For example lenght of a koiguchi is 53mm. This sword was probably used for practising of a specific swordsmanship school.