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Habaki


Here is some pictures about how to make a habaki. This piece is very important because it make the link between the blade and the koshirae.

Saya
 

Here is the differents steps to make an all wrapped stingray skin saya. I use Hoki wood from Japan.

 

Tsuka


The differents steps to make a tsuka.

For the tsuka-ito I used 4 meters of nubuck leather that I tinted by myself, with vegetal's colors.

The tsuka on this tutorial was made for a beautiful blade made by Rick Barrett. Tosogu (fitting) are made by Patrick Hastings.