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So, It’s not finished but I like to get criticism as I go … Thanks for lookin’ Patrick .
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#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
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#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.
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#3 posted 02-12-2008 08:48 PM
Very nice. I haven’t handled anything but a kukri for about 25 years.
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#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?
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#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.
#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!!!!
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