Sword-Hilt Collar and Pommel (Fuchigashira)

Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), gold, copper | 1in | 19th 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: Charles Stewart Smith Memorial Fund, 1919
Object: 19.71.2a, b

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