Fittings(Koshirae)

Fittings(Koshirae)

Koshirae (拵え) refers to the ornate mountings of a Japanese sword (e.g. katana) used when the sword blade is being worn by its owner. A more accurate word is tōsō (刀装), meaning sword-furniture, where tōsōgu (刀装具) are the parts of the mounting in general, and "kanagu" stands for those made of metal. Gaisō (外装) are the "outer" mountings, as opposed to tōshin (刀身), the "body" of the sword.

A koshirae should be presented with the tsuka (hilt) to the left, particularly in times of peace with the reason being that you cannot unsheathe the sword easily this way. During the Edo period, many formalized rules were put into place: in times of war the hilt should be presented to the right allowing the sword to be readily unsheathed.Koshirae were meant not only for functional but also for aesthetic purposes, often using a family mon (crest) for identification.


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26cm Handle Brown Leatherette Ito Black Rayskin Brass Fitting Tsuka For Katana

26cm Handle Brown Leatherette Ito Black Rayskin Brass Fitting Tsuka For Katana

Condition: New, unused, no damages.  Handle length: 26 cm(10.2 inch)Fuchi and Kashira:&nbs..

$39.99

30" Lacquered Wood Saya For Japanese Samurai Swords

30" Lacquered Wood Saya For Japanese Samurai Swords

Weight: about 230 gMaterial: WoodLength: 76 cm (30")Sori: 1.5cmThis saya is for all katana swords bl..

$23.99

30" Saya Sheath Rattan Winding For Japanese Samurai Swords

30" Saya Sheath Rattan Winding For Japanese Samurai Swords

Weight: about 260 gMaterial: Wood+RattanLength: 76 cm (30")Sori: 1.5cmThis saya ..

$35.99

Bamboo Peg Mekugi For Japanese Full Tang Samurai Swords Tang Handle Fixed

Bamboo Peg Mekugi For Japanese Full Tang Samurai Swords Tang Handle Fixed

Material:bambooCondition: New, unused, no damaged.Length: 10cmCan be used on katana ,wakizashi,tanto..

$9.99

Black REAL Rayskin Handle Tsuka Gold Leather For Katana

Black REAL Rayskin Handle Tsuka Gold Leather For Katana

Condition: New, unused, no damaged.Material: Hardwood+REAL rayskin+synthetic leather+Alloy menukiHan..

$29.99

Blue Peony Sword Bag

Blue Peony Silk Sword Bag For Japanese Samurai Sword

Condition: New, unused, no damages.Material:synthetic silkSize:A:70*12 cm (27.5*4.7")  abo..

$9.99

Brass Fuchi&Kashira

Brass Fuchi&Kashira For Japanese Samurai Swords

Condition: New, unused, no damagesMaterial: Brass Can be used on katana ,wakizashi,ta..

$17.99

Seppa for Sword

Brass High-grade Seppa Sword Spacer Washer For Japanese Samurai Swords

Condition: New, unused, no damages.Size:43*26mm Inner Hole Size:28*7mmMaterial:BrassUsed for ka..

$8.99

Brass Menuki

Brass Menuki For Japanese Samurai Swords

Condition: New, unused, no damagesMaterial: Brass Can be used on katana ,wakizashi,ta..

$11.99

Brass Plated Gold/Silver Fuchi&Kashira For Japanese Samurai Swords

Brass Plated Gold/Silver Fuchi&Kashira For Japanese Samurai Swords

Condition: New, unused, no damagesMaterial: Brass Plated Gold/SilverCan be used on katana ..

$23.99

Brass Menuki

Brass Plated Gold/Silver Menuki For Japanese Samurai Swords

Condition: New, unused, no damagesMaterial: Brass Plated Gold/SilverCan be used on katana ..

$19.99

Brass Tsuba

Brass Plated Gold/Silver Tsuba Hand Guard Plate For Japanese Samurai Swords

Condition: New, unused, no damagesMaterial: Brass Plated Gold/SilverCan be used on katana ,wakizashi..

$49.99

Brass Seppa

Brass Seppa Sword Spacer Washer For Japanese Samurai Swords

Condition: New, unused, no damages.Size:43*26mm Inner Hole Size:28*7mmMaterial:BrassUsed f..

$7.99

Japanese Samurai Sword

Chinese Chariot Black Silk Sword Bag For Japanese Samurai Sword

Condition: New, unused, no damages.Material: synthetic silkSize:A:70*12 cm (27.5*4.7")  ab..

$9.99

Samurai Sword Bag

Chinese Dragon Black Silk Sword Bag For Japanese Samurai Sword

Condition: New, unused, no damages.Material:synthetic silkSize:A:70*12 cm (27.5*4.7")  abo..

$9.99

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