#3013 JP Samurai Sword Powerful Mantis Fuchi KashiraItem: Fuchi Kashira set The Shakudo Fuchi Kashira set is decorated with Sukidashi-bori carving, Kin-Iroe, on Nanako-ji, design of Powerful Mantis on Autumn Plants. Amazing Minute carving, Great design and Kin-Iroe, perfect reserved. Attachment: a wooden box Condition : very good Damage : No major damaged ; a little wear and scar a little chip on the Kashira string hole Please check up on the following pictures to confirm the item. Basic Terms of Japanese Antique Koshirae (ornaments for sword), Daito (long sword), Wakizashi (middle length sword), Tanto (short sword), Mimi (rim), Fukurin (rim cover) PARTS : Tsuka (hilt), Tsuba (handguard), Saya (scabbard), Fuchi & kashira & Menuki (ornamental metal fittings of a hilt), Tsunagi (wooden blade to display fittings), Kozuka (sword's attachment: a handy knife), Kogai (sword's attachment: portable comb) Shape (-gata): Mokkogata (four lobed shape), Kakugata (square shape), Kikugata (chrysanthemum shape) MATERIAL : Shakudo (copper-gold alloy), Suaka (pure copper), Shibuichi (copper-silver(quarter or more) alloy) SURFACE (-ji): Migakiji (smooth surface), Mokumeji (surface like the grain of wood), Ishimeji (surface like the grain of stone), Tsuchimeji (hammer marks surface), Nanakoji (raised dimpling surface like fish roe) CARVING (-bori): Takabori (high relief carving), Kebori (fine line carving), Katakiribori (carving with a cross section like "|/"), Katabori (carving with real form), Suemon (embedded carving parts) OPENWORK (-sukashi) : Sukashi (inlay), Kosukashi (small openwork), Jisukashi (positive design openwork) COLORING : KinIroe (gold coating/paint), KinMekki/Tokin (gilding), Makie (gold[silver] lacquered painting), Takamakie (raised lacquerwork), Kawarinuri (fancy lacquer) SIZE : sori (curvature), Nakago-Ana (center cut-out for blade), Nakago: (tang), Nagasa (point of the sword ~ edge notch) PERIOD : early Edo (17c), mid Edo (18c), late Edo (1800-1867), Meiji (1868-1911), Taisho (1912-25), Showa (1926-88) Size (cm): Fuchi 3.78x2.30x1.29 Nakago 2.73 Kashira 3.26x1.79x0.84 Weight (g): Fuchi 23 Kashira 11 ( 97 with box ) Age: late Edo Shipping Cost(EMS) (with Packing weight) Asia (exclude-Middle East): US$11.00 North/Central America & Oceania & Mid East: US$15.00 Europe (include-Russia): US$18.00 South America & Africa: US$20.00 Shipping Insurance --- included (EMS only) Payment Please pay by PayPal or International Postal Money Order . Payment is expected within 7 days after the end of auction. *We can hold your purchases up to 10 days , after you win. *If you want us to combine the items, please let us know before paying. *When you receive a Second Chance Offer , please make sure whether it is true or fake . Please don't rush to pay for it, as you know t are numerous frauds. (Please use eBay's email service like "Ask seller a question" or "Contact member" form, and don't use a link in the e-mail of Second Chance Offer when you make a confirmation to avoid using a fake mail address or a fake link). We don't sell items outside of eBay auction, so please ignore any suspicious offers. Please feel free to ask a question ! (We'll do our utmost to make a quick response from Mon to Fri, JP time) Thank you very much for bidding or watching our items !!!