samurai armor

SaihaiCommander batonMid Edo Period (1615-1867)Wood with silvered-copper mounts and paperLenght: 36.5 cm Born as a tool to control the troops, the saihai changed his function during the Edo period and became an accessory to wear with the armor as a symbol of power. 
The saihai's final can be in different materials; sometimes is applied directly to the stick, while some other time it hangs to a small rope, like in tn this case. The baton is fitted sith silvered applications on which a tahaka kamon (family crest), representing two crossed hawk feathers, indicate an important...

Gunbai UchiwaWar fanEdo period, 18th centuryLacquered wood and metal fittingsLength: 55 cmThe various implements used by samurai commanders to signal orders on the battered field or to direct troop movements were referred to as jineigu. Among them, the gunbai uchiwa, a fixed fan, was the equipment that was used by generals and daimyō and hence became a symbol of power.The flat part is decorated on one side with the character “hart” (心) and a crescent moon, while on the other there is the character ”vantage” (利), a bonji of the rooster (Chinese...

KatanakakeSword stand DATATEDEdo Period (1615 - 1867)MEDIUMLacquered woodLENGHT59 cm A lacquered wood stand for two swords, decorated with a fine design representing spirals and a mon (family crest) one one of the two sides. INVENTORY NR: acc-1487Katanakake for sale.  Price on application. 

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