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#1 snort


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 06:47 PM

One of the threaded pins that fasten the Tsuka on my koshirae. 

Where can I research and purchase a replacement?


Please excuse my ignorance, I have very little background in this area. (mods, move to the correct forum if necessary)




#2 Ray Singer

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:32 PM

Type-3 gunto screws.




For the short term, best to make a mekugi out of a short length of bamboo chopstick.

#3 snort


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 02:22 AM



On closer inspection I can see that there is no threads in the second hole.

Your chopstick suggestion is looking better, Ray.




#4 Bruce Pennington

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:51 AM

George, that very well may be. One of my Type 3 (Rinji) models did'nt have a metal plate on the far side. I had to use bamboo. But you might try a screw to find out. The plate is a very thin sheet metal, and theoretically, the hole in the wood will be the same size as the hole in the metal, so it might not be real obvious peaking through from the other side.

#5 Akitombo


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 11:01 PM

DSCN3840.JPG Hi,

Is this what you require, found it in my odds box.


#6 snort


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 06:26 PM

I can't tell, David. I have no idea what the part that was there looked like. I thought it was a threaded screw but, like I said in post #3, there doesn't seem to be any threaded section in the second hole (furthest from the tsuba). Is what you have pictured a two part threaded connector?



#7 Brian



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Posted 10 November 2019 - 06:35 PM

David, I think George needs one of the screws that is basically the second mekugi. You have the part that the sarute goes through I think?

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