Looking For Katana Tsuka's
Posted 14 July 2015 - 03:10 PM
Posted 14 July 2015 - 03:27 PM
Just to be sure: You DO know that they are not universal? They are not one-size-fits-all and need to me matched to every nakago specifically. Modifying an existing one is extremely difficult and perhaps destructive work.
Might it not be better to have a new one made?
If you are only looking for tsuka because you collect them, there are lots on eBay and most genuine...
I hope I did not come over as rude. If so, I apologize.
Posted 14 July 2015 - 05:22 PM
Posted 14 July 2015 - 06:36 PM
As its not traditional to work around a bad fitting tsuka, its most likely not recommended. Surely being in Australia it wouldn't be that big a leap to get a tsuka made in Japan, do you have a saya/scabbard? I think there're quite some people on this forum that know some agents who can rearrange it.
Its not cheap to make an entire koshirae, but i'm not sure about just having a tsuka made if you have a shirasaya..
Semper ubi sub ubi
Posted 14 July 2015 - 07:05 PM
Almost impossible to get one that just fits. And even making it fit is very, very difficult.
Let's say you manage to find one that you can make fit, with shims or filing or whatever...what are the chances the mekugi ana lines up? And it is far from easy to plug that and make a new one.
Easier to just get Kam (Jingoku Studios) or someone to make you a new tsuka with antique parts you supply.
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Posted 14 July 2015 - 08:57 PM
I'm sure that David McDonald can do the work as well. He could make the tsuka, supply the same, wrap the handle etc all in a professional manner. He is a member here.
Posted 15 July 2015 - 02:25 AM
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