Photos of my work.
Here is a detail shot on a forge folded blade that had a very unusual habuchi and yakiba. Interesting how it came out. I didn't take a lot of photos of his piece. It was mouted with a very different style of mounts commissioned by the customer.
Menuki and tsuba by Murad Sayen.
Blade is forge folded "high layer" blade by Howard Clark, Shobu Zukuri.
Tsukamaki by Jesse Pelayo, LegacySwords.com.
Notice how the tsuka curves and follows the blade shape.
Glamour shot showing the overall blade in sunlight.
Straight on to show lines, angles, etc.
Shot to show how the fuchi, tsuba, and the saya all match up in alignment.
This shows how the seppa aligns with the micarta koiguchi and saya.
The folding pattern and how the hamon interacts.
The tsuka has a smaller kashira so the tapering didn't flare out much to the kashira.
I don't know about you, but I'd hate to see that tip coming towards me...
The shakudo and gold menuki. Northwest theme again.
A look at the back of the tsuba, the habaki (by Howard Clark), the seppa, and
And finally a good look at the tsuba. Notice the "eye" is a mineral.
That's all folks.
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