Ryujin Swords

Fuchi-kashira

Hand made copies of museum-quality originals obtained from collections throughout the United States and Japan. Most are made of steel, though a few are made from silver, gold-plated silver or multiplate (a silver base that is both gold plated and patinated).

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001 Omori waves. This set is available in blackened steel, as above, or in darkened silver, and in both katana and wakizashi sizes.

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002 Dragon and shallow waves. Available in steel or in blackened silver. Two sizes; katana or wakizashi. See the related menuki and tsuba.

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003 Low waves. Available in blackened silver or steel, and in two sizes. Perfect for a daisho.

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004 Birds and rice. Tanto sized, and only available in steel. 140.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.







005 Key fret. This set is available in blackened steel or antique silver, and in both wakizashi and katana sizes. Matching tsuba's are also available.

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006 Large dragon. Katana sized, available in blackened steel only. 140.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.








007 Higo-style kirimon. Available in blackened silver only. 175.00. Suitable for wakizashi or smaller katana tsuka.



008 Moon & crane. Katana sized, this popular set is available only in blackened steel. 140.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.


009 Cherry blossoms. This finely detailed set is tanto sized and available in black steel only. 140.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.


010 Cherry blossom branch. Wakizashi size. Available in blackened steel only. 140.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.


011 Cherry Blossom. Available in both wakizashi and katana sizes, in steel only. 140.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.



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012 Higo. Available in steel, as above, or in blackened silver, and in both katana & wakizashi sizes.

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013 Higo waves. Another popular steel set available in two sizes making it suitable for a daisho. 140.00

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014 Flying bats. The black steel Bat theme has matching menuki and tsuba to choose from. 140.00.




015 Tiger. Available in either black steel or silver, and in both katana and wakizashi sizes. Matching tiger menuki and tsuba available. See the related menuki and tsuba.

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016 Head back tiger. Available only in black steel. Both katana and wakizashi sizes available, making it suitable for daisho application. 140.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.




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017 Dragon in the water. Available only in black steel. Both katana and wakizashi sizes available. 140.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.

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018 Mon. This is one of many fuchi-kashira sets that are decorated with 'family' crest (mon). Available in black steel only, although a silver mon can be applied to the steel for limited custom orders. 140.00.


019 High dome dragon. The original of this fuchi-kashira set was discovered on a old Koto katana. It is available in both wakizashi and katana sizes. Blackened steel only. 140.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.

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020 Small dragonfly. Sized for a tanto or wakizashi, this attractive dragonfly set is available in 24K gold plate or blackened silver. See the related menuki and tsuba.



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021 Dragonfly. Black steel only. Wakizashi and katana sizes available. Can be paired with matching menuki and tsuba. 140.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.



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022 Bamboo. Available in blackened steel or, as above, in antique silver. This fuchi-kashira set can be paired with a large number of menuki and tsuba to create a real 'one of a kind' sword. See the related menuki.

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023 Bull. This large (1.61 inches/41 mm) katana set style is commonly associated with old swords and battles. Most kashira are produced (as is this one) with built-in shitodome for styling and in order to protect the silk ito. Available in black steel only. 140.00





024 Flowers. Available in both katana and wakizashi size, and in either blackened steel or multiplate (blackened silver with gold flowers). See the related menuki.


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025 Tiger and bamboo. Strength is a reflection of both the bamboo and the tiger. Matching menuki and tsuba are available to compliment this great looking set. Available in black steel only; katana size. DISCONTINUED. See the related menuki and tsuba.

026 Waves. Wakizashi or tanto size, this set is available in black steel only. 140.00







027 Dragons. Wakizashi size, in blackened silver only. 175.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.


028 Falling rain. Katana sized; available in blackened silver only. 175.00



029 Horses. Katana size, available in black steel only. 140.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.








030 Tori gate. Available in either black steel or blackened silver. Both katana and wakizashi sizes available. See the related menuki.

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031 Naginata. The kashira portrays two warriors, whilst the fuchi carries an old cherry tree with a naginata - or possibly a bisento - wrapped around it. Sized for either a small katana or wakizashi, this set is available in steel or blackened silver.

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032 Shi-shi. Available for either katana or wakizashi. Available in multiplate, as above, or in black coloured steel. See the related menuki.



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033 Fan. A wakizashi-sized set. Available in blackened silver only. 175.00








034 Shells on basketweave. Available in multi-plate as above or black steel. 1.5 inches (38 mm)

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035 Smooth high dome. Simplicity in an older style, this set does not require shitodome. Available for either katana or wakizashi, in black steel only. 140.00

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036 Plain polished. Katana size only. In in polished steel, as displayed above. 140.00






037 Sea creatures. Katana size only, this set is available in polished steel, as above, and in blackened silver. See the related menuki and tsuba.

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038 Horses 2. Sized for katana only, this set is available in polished steel, as displayed above. 140.00. See the related menuki and tsuba.




039 Snake. Katana sized only, this set is only available in blackened steel. 140.00. It can be paired with the two styles of snake menuki and tsuba.








040 Higo-style nugget. This set is available in both wakizashi and katana sizes, and in either blackened steel or in antique silver.


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041 Handachi style. This set is available in either blackened steel or in blackened bronze. The longest dimension is 1.50 inches (38 mm).





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042 Skull and bones. This set is available in steel, as above or in blackened silver, and in both katana & wakizashi sizes. Matching menuki and tsuba are available to compliment this set.

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043 Skull and bones 2. Katana sized. This set is available, as above, in either antique silver or in blackened steel.

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044 Pagoda and mountains. This large katana (41 mm) style is available in black steel only. 140.00




045 Sakura. This set is available in either blackened silver or in blackened steel, and in both wakizashi and katana sizes.

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046 Extra large fuchi-kashira sets. 2 inches (50 mm) in size. Available in black steel or bronze.




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047 Extra large fuchi-kashira sets. 1.85 inches (47 mm) in size. Available in black steel or bronze.

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049 Fan and abume. 24K gold on a blackened silver base. The longest dimension is 1.57 inches (40 mm). 175.00



050 Shi-shi and waterfall. Multiplate only. The longest dimension is 1.50 inches (38 mm). 175.00


051 Flower. Multiplate only. The longest dimension is 1.50 inches (38 mm). 175.00


052 Flower and shi-shi. Multiplate only, with a nanako background. The longest dimension is 1.50 inches (38 mm). 175.00


053 Fish. Multiplate only. The longest dimension is 1.50 inches (38 mm). 175.00



054 Shrimp. Multiplate only. The longest dimension is 1.50 inches (38 mm). 175.00


055 Scrollwork. Katana sized, steel only. 140.00



056 Shi-shi. Katana sized, multiplate only. 175.00




057 Tengu. Available in either multiplate, as above, or in antique silver.

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058 Smooth. Katana sized. Available in both steel or silver. A silver mon can be added to this set on special order; contact me for more information.

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059 Kirimon. Solid steel, katana size only. 140.00






060 Cross hawk feathers. Featured are the fuchi-kashira of the 8 piece Cross hawk feathers set. All parts of the set are available individually, in black steel, silver or bronze. The fuchi-kashira set, like most parts, is available in both wakizashi and katana sizes.

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061 Mountain and village. Available in 'antique' Silver. 1.5 inches (38 mm). 175.00











063 Dragon, lightning and water. In antique silver only. 1.4 inches (37 mm). 175.00


064 Handachi pattern. Katana sized, available in antique silver 175.00



065 Mon fuchi-kashira. Steel with silver mon. 1.6 inches (41 mm); fits most katana and wakizashi. Can be made with a limited number of other mon. 225.00



066 Kirimon. Blackened silver with gold kirimon. 1.5 inches (38 mm). This finely crafted set is available either with alternate black & gold mon or with all the mon in 24K gold. 175.00


065 Mon fuchi-kashira. Steel with silver mon. 1.6 inches (41 mm); fits most katana and wakizashi. Can be made with a limited number of other mon. 225.00



066 Kirimon. Blackened silver with gold kirimon. 1.5 inches (38 mm). This finely crafted set is available either with alternate black & gold mon or with all the mon in 24K gold. 175.00


065 Mon fuchi-kashira. Steel with silver mon. 1.6 inches (41 mm); fits most katana and wakizashi. Can be made with a limited number of other mon. 225.00



066 Kirimon. Blackened silver with gold kirimon. 1.5 inches (38 mm). This finely crafted set is available either with alternate black & gold mon or with all the mon in 24K gold. 175.00


065 Mon fuchi-kashira. Steel with silver mon. 1.6 inches (41 mm); fits most katana and wakizashi. Can be made with a limited number of other mon. 225.00



066 Kirimon. Blackened silver with gold kirimon. 1.5 inches (38 mm). This finely crafted set is available either with alternate black & gold mon or with all the mon in 24K gold. 175.00


065 Mon fuchi-kashira. Steel with silver mon. 1.6 inches (41 mm); fits most katana and wakizashi. Can be made with a limited number of other mon. 225.00




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