Sword-Hilt Collar and Pommel (Fuchigashira)

Bronze, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, copper | 1in | Late 18th century

Unknown Artist

A fuchigashira is a pair of matching sword fittings comprising the fuchi (collar at the base of the grip of the sword hilt) and kashira (pommel cap at the end of a sword hilt).

Credit: The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
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