LumberJocks

progress...

  • Advertise with us
Project by patrick m posted 02-12-2008 04:12 PM 1925 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, It’s not finished but I like to get criticism as I go … Thanks for lookin’ Patrick .

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M





6 comments so far

View GaryK's profile

GaryK

10262 posts in 2711 days


#1 posted 02-12-2008 05:14 PM

If you are going for an authentic Japanese look, I think they liked clean lines and smooth curves.
It appears kind of rustic now, but I understand that it’s still a work in progress.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View Daren Nelson's profile

Daren Nelson

767 posts in 2629 days


#2 posted 02-12-2008 07:20 PM

Well you got further than I did . I made this shirasaya katana…but I have yet to figure out a proper stand. I have made 3 attempts at a stand, 3 failures. It is stored in a cloth dust cover right now, nobody can even see it. I need to take another crack at the stand here soon.

katana

katana

katana

katana

katana

katana

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2598 days


#3 posted 02-12-2008 08:48 PM

Very nice. I haven’t handled anything but a kukri for about 25 years.

View TheGravedigger's profile

TheGravedigger

963 posts in 2747 days


#4 posted 02-13-2008 04:36 AM

There’s no tsuba on the katana, but I don’t quite think shira-saya applies (plain wood?). Beautiful work! Did you make the blade as well?

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

View Daren Nelson's profile

Daren Nelson

767 posts in 2629 days


#5 posted 02-13-2008 05:51 AM

Shirasaya translates to “white scabbard” (?). The blade can be stored in these bindings. The heavily finished wraps and enameled scabbard (the Japanese word escapes me right now) will cause rust in the blade. The shirasaya is a display feature/preservation technique…no tsuba, that is mounted when the blade is called to duty. I did not do this blade (I just did the shirasaya on contract) I do make my own iron though.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

View patrick m's profile

patrick m

197 posts in 2536 days


#6 posted 03-07-2008 02:25 AM

HOLY SMOKES , that thing i’m playing with is like a tonka truck to your F950 , sweet sword!!!!

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase