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#1 Mizuho_No_Densetsu

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 04:16 AM

Hi Everyone,  

 

Mario here... I wanted to share something with you all because I don't know who else might appreciate it like I do.  I purchased my first Nihonto, a couple years ago, and slowly have been working on collecting the fittings to complete the koshirae I plan to build.  

 

I found a tsuba that I like, and I also found a quality fuchi kashira set that I really, really like... But I've been struggling  to find Menuki to bring it all together.  Long story short, I gave up searching and I hired my wife to make some for me.  Attached you'll see the wax carvings that will be used for the mold. Once received, we'll go ahead and complete this using mostly silver, and some gold to finish both pieces.

 

Anyway, I just wanted to share, I'll also post pics once they are all done.  If anyone else out there was having trouble finding specific fittings, making your own is always an option!

 

-Mario

 

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Posted 03 September 2018 - 03:12 PM

Looking forward to seeing the progress


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#3 ROKUJURO

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 05:52 PM

Mario,

a nice attempt, making MENUKI is not so easy. On the other hand, there are so many authentic MENUKI to be had! 


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#4 Mizuho_No_Densetsu

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:33 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Here are some updates on the progress!!

 

Attached you'll find some pictures of the molds as well as the raw silver and gold pieces... They'll obviously need to be polished and filed a bit more, but so far I'm really pleased with the look.  They're quite heavy!

 

-Mario 

 

 

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#5 Mizuho_No_Densetsu

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:38 PM

And here are just a couple of pics of the individual pieces, and an idea of what they'll

kind of look like once completed.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 04:44 PM

cant wait to see end...nice


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#7 Mizuho_No_Densetsu

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:45 PM

Getting there!

 

Here are the Menuki after a bit of polish... 

 

We'll have a bit more cleanup and perhaps finish them up next weekend!

 

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 04:56 PM

Is the background going to be patinaed black? Gold sun sliver moon?
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                         Stephen C. USMC DEC 63 APR 73

 

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#9 Mizuho_No_Densetsu

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:15 PM

Is the background going to be patinaed black? Gold sun sliver moon?

^ I didn't think to do that... but... I'm going to look into it!  :) Stay tuned!  :)


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#10 Greg F

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 02:27 PM

Hi Mario, I was a little skeptical at first as there are plenty of nice antique pieces out there you could use but looks like its coming along ok. Stephens idea really is worth a go at trying and i look forward to you progress.

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#11 Mizuho_No_Densetsu

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 10:21 AM

Still working on it... But I like the patinae so far!  Debating on whether or not to do more or keep it simple... 

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