Famed for the quality of it's textiles our Japanese craftspeople still offer the best in garments and dojo gear possible, bucking the trend to outsource to other parts of Asia while maintaining the brand name. There are differences in quality!
Swordstore offers a wide range of sword fittings (Tsuba, Menuki, Fuchi/Kashira/Kojiri) to you in various materials and sizes. Whether you are interested in a certain motif or to fit a shorter or longer sword we have fittings to meet your needs. Today we use the finest solid sterling silver, as well as jewelers bronze in both white and gold in order to offer the greatest selection and the most accurate level of detail.
Year of Dragon 2012 is the Year of Dragon:
Do you see a dragon or a tiger in the picture?
Folklore about the Dragon is found throughout Asia. In China it was the symbol of the Emperor dating back at least to the....Read More
Samurai's Creative Mind
This is one of our favorite museum pieces.
This ancient work demonstrates how much emphasis and creativity were placed upon appearance by the pre-Tokugawa warrior class. Warriors chose to be very orn....Read More
Cherry Blossom Theme The Cherry Blossom
The Cherry Blossom (Sakura) theme is a favorite amongst the warrior class.
Japan amended the Chinese Confucian order placing the Warrior class at the top of society....Read More
Koiguchi-Carp Mouth-Sword Terminology Japanese Nomenclature: Koiguchi
The koiguchi, the opening on the scabbard or saya literally means the carp's mouth. Japanese sword nomenclature has an interesting mix of the common everyday objects....Read More