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Hey everyone! I want to acknowledge right away that what I'm doing here is questionable and very much non-traditional. In truth, I'm not quite ready for the challenge of a traditional blade made in a traditional way, but I hope to get there someday. This project aims at taking what I learned from a wakizashi I made last year and attempting to 1) not make the same mistakes again (only new ones are allowed!), 2) improve on the technique I've been learning and developing for this particular style of blade, while 3) also aiming for a greater challenge. This katana's constru
Tosogu for a tanto A very pleasurable commission I received a while back was to make tosogu (metal fittings) for a tanto to match an existing katana. The tsuba was carved out of mild steel, the habaki, fuchi and kashira were made of copper, and the seppa were cut from brass sheet. I tried to get a bit of an aged feeling on the tsuba, it almost worked, seems I have a bit of learning and experimenting to do before I get it "just right". Comments and questions welcome