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The 3 components of the hilt

The 3 components of the hilt

zhang 03/08/2021 0
The hilt is the part where the bottom of the sword connects with the blade. A sword includes more than a blade; it requires several other components found in the hilt.   Guard The guard(Tsuba) is an elongated metal strip located between the blade and the handle. Depending on the specific type and manufacturer of the sword, it may consist of horizontal metal strips on both sides of th...
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HOW TO WRAP A SAMURAI SWORD HANDLE

HOW TO WRAP A SAMURAI SWORD HANDLE

zhang 13/07/2018 0
Tsukamaki (handle wrapping) is something that anyone can have a try with a little patience. First there is the core of the tsuka, a type of hard wood which is covered with the rayskin (same kawa). The ito is wrapped and twisted around the tsuka. Ito is usually made of silk, cotton, or leather. A tsuka that is eight inches long requires 120 inches or 10 feet of wrap. Here are some det...
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Making a tsuka (handle)

Making a tsuka (handle)

zhang 27/06/2018 0
The wood on the outside of Japanese sword tang is called the tsuka, which is used for encircling the blade tang, allowing people to carry the sword conveniently, and it is also a part of samurai sword mountings. From a piece of wood, to the design, and the method of manufacture, it is not easy to make a custom tsuka to fit a blade.  1. You need a hard wood   2. Sawing wood from the m...
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How to distinguish a real HanBon Forge sword

How to distinguish a real HanBon Forge sword

zhang 17/03/2018 0
1. The sword blade is full tang which is double pegged with two bamboo mekugi pins for added security, we have no rat tail tang blades. It can be fully disassembled and assembled.   2. Our sword blade is fully handmade, sharpened, and hand polishing looks like a mirror.   3. The SAMEGAWA (ray skin) on handle is genuine, real rayskin is natural and hard, while fake rayskin is soft whi...
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knife handle's wrappings

knife handle's wrappings

Mr Yao 12/07/2016 0
Most friends like the handle which wrapped by cord, not only because of its simple and appearance, but also prevent the handle from slipping in the hand. In fact, the main reason is that hand wrapped handle is the best in use feeling.Style 1:   Style 2:    Style 3:   Want a unique sword? Feel free to contact me (swordsmith yao)Skype: hanbon-swordPhone: 086 13739276006Email: swordsmit...
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