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Artur DrogaMiecza

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About Artur DrogaMiecza

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    Chu Jo Saku
  • Birthday 10/19/1968

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    swords: tsukamaki especially jabaramaki techniques, woodwork techniques, carp and catfish fishing, old bikes FN, NSU, paintbrush, koshirae projects and techniques, lacquering, carving techniques,

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  1. Brian, I'd really like to try my hand at it. This year, unfortunately, I had too many personal problems to worry about and my right arm stopped working for 3-4 months. The second thing is that I'm a bit limited by not knowing how to go about it. I will complete my current projects and spend more time on this. I will definitely turn to you for tips / help. I will be obligated for your help.
  2. Gentleman's, thank you so much for your kind words. It really motivates me.
  3. Hello, I wanted to show the last project. The order was for tsukamaki. However, after unwrapping the old braid, SAME was found to be in poor condition. I peeled off and cleaned SAME and then stained it using the traditional method. It was not the end of worries. The new fuchi and kashira needed a new spigot to make the fitter solid. On this occasion, I tried a new way to integrate new wood into the current wood. The wedge-shaped and additional 2 pins for this work gave a good effect. It shouldn't fall apart. Previously, I made flat inserts with 2 pins but I believe that the wedge will hold better if the tsuka was to be used for training. About tsukamaki. I learn something new every time. Currently, I plan to focus even more on shaping the washi paper under the braid. I believe my next tsuka will be even better. Thank You for watching. More photos and video here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artur_drogamiecza/albums/72157717440581412
  4. Hello, I enclose a link to my fuchi photos. It would be nice to find a good kashira match. https://www.flickr.com/photos/189643573@N05/albums/72157716713521893
  5. Hello, Eye-catching color combination. I am learning tsukamaki, so my opinion is as a student... - I like the hinerimaki, left-hand thread, 10 strings, - probably a craftsman used koyori - middle curls are nicely shaped, - hishi have a nice shape - they are well filled with washi, - they are equal and the diamonds ends at the kyogi line, - if I did it, I would slightly raise the kyogi with the kashira, - samegawa - there is probably - Kariagi, on the omote next to the node you can see a single cherry blossom node and the whole; single larger grains near smaller ones, - probably made for a sword with kozuka - the first scroll at ura is flat, - the threads shine nicely, - good menuki position. Surprising fuchi, kashira...
  6. Hello, This set will never cease to amaze me. It looks like a suaka ... Exactly. But when I took it, it turned out to weigh 4 times less. Later, thanks to Japanese Tsukamakishi help, I determined that it was probably urushi + tonoko, formed on a thin copper plate. If you have encountered such sets, please contact me. From a practical point of view - not practical at all, but if the sword was to be light, then maybe it changes the sense of using this material. Have you encountered this type of tosogu?
  7. Brian, thank you so much for the kind words. I was thinking about trying to show my work in Japanese shinsa / other competitions but so far I don't know how to organize it + translations + applications. I need to be more interested in it, but I am also willing to use the help of someone experienced. Currently I have 4 pending projects that I plan to complete in about 60 days. I would love to see your project and let's talk.
  8. Hello, I would like to present my newest Tanto Koshirae. Saya. Working with the shells turned out to be very laborious. I used eggs from the village with a fairly thick shell. It is important to peel off the inner film after boiling, which is best to come off wet. The application lasted about 4 days. Then, filling small gaps and lacquering. During sanding, be careful not to take too much ... Tsuka. Samegawa dyed in the process of 2 natural dyes, which I received from a Japanese professional Tsukamakishi. Tsukamaki. The first time I did a 10-pair braid. The difficulty with more pairs is keeping straight lines on the center of the hishi in the cross section. Therefore, I decided to make the middle part of hishi - using the hineri-maki method. This in turn causes the cross section to be raised and the need for more hishigami / komekami ... The braid is a bit taller / protruding, but it gives a good depth. The braid is fully stitched so the threads do not slip and are tightly stretched. Used jabara is 0,85 mm diameter. My dream is to make a 12-pair braid. However, I can't find the right thickness for the jabaraito anywhere, it has to be about 0.65mm thinner. I used honoki wood. Saya fittings. Koiguchi of copper, rest of buffalo horn. Seppa with filing big teeth of copper. Keep fingers crossed for next better project.
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