While the Japanese were technically able to produce tempered steel, they preferred to use work-hardened brass springs in their matchlocks. The name tanegashima came from of the lord of the Japanese island Tanegashima Tokitaka (1528–1579) purchased two matchlock rifles from the Portuguese and put a swordsmith to work copying the matchlock barrel and firing mechanism. (Wikipedia)
Teppo / Tanegashima without decoration on 1/4 or 1/5 scale according to the length barrel and desired calibre. The calibers are .118 (3,25) .138 (3.5) .157 (4). The barrel is cylindrical conical and flared muzzle. The stock is made in dog rose or walnut.
Teppo / Tanegashima with brass inlay decorations. 1/4 or 1/5 scale according to the length barrel and desired calibre. The barrel is cylindrical or octagonal and flared muzzle. The butt is made in rare wood species (4 choices).