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Photos of my work.

A tanto by Howard Clark made of 1086 steel folded and mixed with wrought iron. I did the full mounting and polish. The menuki are from Ted Tenold's Legacy Arts Sword line of fittings. Gold dust in the saya near the kojiri fading into solid gloss black at the koiguchi. Kashew lacquer.

The polish on this blade was *extremely* difficult. The folded 1086 steel is remarkably difficult to polish well. The steel is so amazingly abrasion resistant that getting the activity, hada and yakiba all balanced out is a constant test of ability.

The tsuno (obi hook) was placed according to the customer's specs for his favorite obi.

The following photo was one of the better ones even though it's not all that glamorous looking.

 

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