Hi all. New to sword remounting here and I could use some advice on suppliers.
I'm looking for a decent source for samegawa, decent Japanese silk Ito and so on. There are a few suppliers such as Namikawa Heibei (Japan) listed in an article here on the forums. Just wondering if any of you had any experiences with them or other suppliers and your thoughts.
Also, I'm trying my hand at making fuchi and kashira and will probably make my own Tsuba, habaki and seppa for a project I'm getting going. I was thinking mostly copper for the fittings. I have a few options for making them. From traditional methods to all out CNC machining. As far as traditional goes, Anyone have any advice on a good thickness of copper sheet for fuchi / kashira?
Yeesh... I see what you mean. Could barely make heads or tails of the site.
Anyway, I'm thinking of just going with Namikawa Heibei. At least they have what I need. And they sell Japanese paper! Lol What I need will probably be on the order of 40,000 yen or so.... so hopefully all will go well. I'll let you know after I get the products.
I've been using Namikawa for supplies for over ten years, I highly recommend them.
Boy thanks a bunch! I would have just contacted you and asked but I didn't want to impose.
By the way, Thank you so much for all the wonderful tutorials you have on your site. Really informative and helpful. Especially to someone breaking into this as a hobby and who needed good starting points.
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