Ok..here we got.one of the last of my Japanese series... This one is for me... Water quenched 1060 Yari with a tri-angular cross section..Blade length is 17 3/8" long on the cutting edge and OAL of 36 1/4". The blade flat has one hand scraped Bo-Hi and both sides show a very active Hamon. This is a water quenced blade and keeping this #$^%^&!ng thing straight in the quench was a realy PITA...I cracked 3 of these before I got this one right.
The most difficult part of this was making the Habaki, This was made from 4 seperate pieces hard soldered together and fitted to the nakago. The next step is to laminate up the shafting and fitting it all together. I am thing of a shaft between 5 to 6 to 6 1/2 feet in length with a butt spike.
I am still more or less working one handed and am awating the call for my surgery...I will be so happy to get this over and done with.
Anyway this is a monster of a Yari point and after this one is done I will be tackling that naginata I did last year.
The habaki may get a hammer toned/peined finish (haven't decided just yet on that) to make it interesting and it is made from 4 pieces of phosphor bronze hard soldered together. I think it turned out pretty good...Very frustrating to do but it worked out better than I had hoped.
Thought I would share.
Hope the photos turn out...
Edited by JPH, 23 September 2012 - 02:22 PM.