Posted By Thomas L. Buck

Occasionally I have the opportunity to convert a Showa era shin-gunto tsuka into an older, more traditional style.  Here is one example.  


Earlier this year I took a tsuka much like the one pictured above, and modified it by moving the rayskin's large nodes to the opposite side, inserting a wooden shim to fill the gap cut for the spring, then fitted and wrapped it with handachi style gold mounts.  Below is the finished project:

Glen's Finished Tsuka
This job was done for a fine gentleman named Glen in San Francisco, FYI.  

Tell me what you think. 

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