My research on Japanese alloys beared fruit. I managed to create alloys that mimic antique shibuichi and unrefined copper that were used in ancient Japan. I was ordered to make set of fuchi and kashira to lonely set of menuki… Read More
The complete silver efu tachi set. The koshirae will be completed in Japan by Japnese craftsmen so nakago ana are just pre-cut. This efu tachi style tsuba is called shitogi. There will follow other decorative parts within following months.
Materials: Shakudo, copper, fine silver, gold, fine gold.
There exist millions of Japanese antique sword fittings, but sometimes you can’t find exactly what you want or need. Then you can ask contemporary craftsman to make it. I wanted to make this set very authentic which means I had… Read More
On the last San Francisco Tken Kai I was asked to make replica of antique copper fittings from a very unusual koshirae. All is very large including signed blade. For example lenght of a koiguchi is 53mm. This sword was… Read More