Antique Japanese Shakudo Kashira Bird and Cherry Blossom Flower Ring - Mixed Metals - Sword Fitting. Measures = approx 3/4" x 1 1/2".
Material = Mixed Shakudo Technique. Shakudo is a breathtaking and historic Japanese metal art that dates to the Samurai era.
It was then practiced by esteemed artisans who crafted swords, weapons and armor. When the Samurai were abolished in the late 19th century, Shakudo artists created decorative items. The jewelry is infrequently found in the United States. It is known by collectors of the art form and by those who study antique jewelry and armor. The oval of mixed metal art (shakudo) in this ring was called a kashira, a decorative element which was at one time set into the very top of a samurai sword handle.
Kashira Japanese Sword Pommel The simplest description for Kashira, would be a butt cap or a pommel found on the end of the Tsuka. Fuchi and Kashira are important parts of the Katana.
Both are functional and vital for the handle of the sword. Fuchi and Kashira can be found on the traditional Daisho set of a Wakizashi and Katana.
The item "Antique Japanese Shakudo Kashira Bird Cherry Blossom Flower Ring Sword Fitting" is in sale since Wednesday, May 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Rings".The seller is "sanctuaryartgallery" and is located in Canon City, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay.