Matchlock rifles (called tanegashima or hinawaju in Japan) are a common sight in samurai movies, as are kanzashi ornaments worn by noble women in their hair. Combine the two and get a real taste of the Warring States period with this Wargo Nippon Matchlock Rifle Kanzashi Hairpin. The classic weapon of foot soldiers in historical battles has here become a beautifully detailed hairpin to keep your hair in place with a unique style. There is a butterfly-shaped charm hanging from the handle of the miniature firearm, which history buffs will spot as a reference to Oda Nobunaga's wife Nohime. The butt of the matchlock also has the Oda family crest.
The Wargo Nippon Matchlock Rifle Kanzashi Hairpin features:
- Kanzashi-style hairpin
- With butterfly motif and Oda crest
- Materials: brass, silver (gold coating)
- Length: around 15cm (5.9")