Posted By Thomas L. Buck

TG Door 01
Over break, our friend Tom Gibbons built a door around a stained glass window for Andrea and me, in exchange I built new Koshirae (sword fittings) for one of our Japanese Shinshinto era sword blades (circa, 1820). Now we have a beautiful new door, and Tom has his first antique samurai sword - Excellent Trade!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutting and carving the wood for Tom G.'s sword.TG Door 02
 

The saya (scabbard) at different stages before being lacquered.TG Door 03

Some of the Koshirae parts that I used.TG Door 04

The finished mounts.TG Door 09

 

 

 
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