Very nice! I like the menuki selection also. I have a Wakizashi done in jabara-maki that is falling apart. Sounds like it is a pricey job to have re-wrapped and takes quite a bit of skill and patience to do well.
Cool! The 'interwoven' crossovers are very interesting, reminds me of some of the 'tightly knit' wrapping techniques I've seen on Chinese styled wraps. How's this style hold up to use? It's a very interesting take. Although that menuki seems like it might wiggle out of place...that's just me though, very unfamiliar with this style. Very cool theme too, by the way. You seem to use consistently tasteful samegawa, which looks particularly choice with the color scheme.
As always, thanks for sharing! Your work always impresses.
This is ajiro-kumiage-maki jabara. It is made according to the standard. Menuki is tied under the watch of the Japanese Tsukamaki Master, as well as the whole tsuka ... The braid made using kusune as glue, holds on very well. However, for hard work in dojo, kata-hineri-maki is definitely better . Thank you for your good words. I will show the final effect soon.
christain: Truthfully, I can almost swear I remember seeing a replica sword like that back several years ago. The decorations on the guard and pommel look very familiar for some reason.
Jul 21, 2019 10:33:15 GMT
christain: Send him a fake check. Or $4500 in play-money.
Jul 21, 2019 10:28:55 GMT
stormmaster: well to clarify i dont like checks or cash for a online purchase of a fake
Jul 21, 2019 6:53:08 GMT
christain: Okay, I'm done. Good day gone to hell. Wife was trying to back the car into the garage...she didn't make it. So...off to the salvage yard I go to find a used tail light assembly. Fark.....
Jul 20, 2019 23:12:32 GMT
christain: Seriously...nothing wrong with FedEx, but......really??? A (ahem) rare ancient sword, which should be in a museum, and you're gonna ship it out like a well used Windlass??? C'mon..... And for $4500.....
Jul 20, 2019 20:06:39 GMT
christain: I have a book full of checks, and a fair wad of cash in my wallet right now. I think I'll go find a match or cigarette lighter........
Jul 20, 2019 20:00:39 GMT
stormmaster: i like fedex, but i dont like checks or cash
Jul 20, 2019 19:35:22 GMT
christain: Even if I owned it and it WAS REAL, I sure as hell wouldn't ship it FedEx.
Jul 20, 2019 19:22:35 GMT
christain: What a crock........
Jul 20, 2019 19:17:53 GMT
ouroboros: Hey howdy folk....I was just reading up on that antiquity of a viking sword from Estonia. Good times ... good times
Jul 20, 2019 19:01:38 GMT
christain: Already have plans for the modifications that WILL happen when I get it.
Jul 20, 2019 17:37:17 GMT
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