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#1 posted 04-29-2012 10:52 PM

I only know of one because of my specific interest in vintage Japanese swords. Typically, wood for a hilt (tsuka) and scabbard (saya) would be carved from a native Japanese wood called honoki. Poplar is the closest thing we have here.

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