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
Materials: Shakudo, copper, fine silver, gold, fine gold. Kashira is a copy of a museum piece.
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.