Fuchi – Hilt Collar of a Samurai Sword
Fuchi is the hilt resembling a cap type collar that lies between the tsuka and tsuba. This covers the opening in the tsuka of a Japanese sword. The tang of a sword goes into the tsuka through the opening in the fuchi.
Alkuchi was a style of the mounting in which the hilt collar meets the koi-guchi. some Shirasaya swords are constructed as a single piece of wood and feature no fuchi, kashira, and menuki.
There are different types of Fuchi which usually complement the Kashira (Pommel) of the Katana. All of our fittings are handmade and when you choose a set, there is a hidden discount you can unlock using the app.
We have some beautiful high quality parts that feature beautiful styles and range of materials. These are not from Japan, as you know the price of Fuchi and Kashira from Japan can get to a couple of hundreds of dollars alone.
Most of our collection is made of high quality copper, brass or metal alloys. The ones that were made from the Edo period onwards are generally made of metal and manufactured as a set with the Kashira.
Katana Fuchi Kashira Origins
Generally speaking, Fuchi Kashira follows no given pattern. This simply adapts to the result of the forging process made on the blade. This new pattern was produced by using new metallurgical techniques and the use of heat treatment protocol.
The evolution of the designs coincides with the evolution of the tsuba patterns. This shows the symmetry between Fuchi and Kashira.
This only proves that having the right Katana parts on hand will visibly show the complexity of the pattern designs and the materials used during construction.
Rich owners can be assured that the most expensive pieces of Katana fittings and those can be made of onerous materials. The best kinds of Katana are those that are handmade using prime materials.
You can choose your custom fittings depending on the pattern you like most. The price of the units depends on whether you purchase a set or two models that are not a set.
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Materials & Construction
Most of the Katana Fuchi Kashira is made of different metals. The specific metals used are either iron, copper or alloys of soft metals. The more attractive designs make the Katana look much better with their own style and theme.
Materials can either be any of these: Copper, Brass and metal alloy. The fittings are handmade and made to fit the handle properly and tightly.
Forged metal is used on the dimensions of the tsuka so that it can sustain its form. This will ensure that it can withstand the vibrations of the Tang.
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