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Barrie B

Restored Kozuka

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Hi all,

 

I have a Higo Koshirae that was missing the Kozuka, and although I tried to find a match, I could not, so I sought the assistance of a professional - Robert Soanes - to solve my problem. 

 

http://katchushi.com/restoration-2/kodogu.html

 

I purchased an old Kozuka that the 'motif' or design had fallen off and I asked if he could save/ restore it to suit my Koshirae. I must say that I am very pleased with the service and the result.

 

Not only did he make a new Shakudo Kamon to suit, he 'cleaned' the old Kozuka of the old 'glue' and made it look nearly new..! I cannot wipe the smile from my face..!

 

I cannot recommend his (or any of the other contemporary restoration professionals) services enough. If any of you are thinking about having something made or restored, then I can only say that you should seek (and support) their very valuable services. If I were a younger man, I would apprentice myself to any one of them...

 

Some photos of the finished Koshirae..

 

Barrie.

 

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Thanks gents.. I originally had a miss-matched Kozuka in there, and although it was Shakudo (with Nanako), it did not suit. This looks much more pleasing and completes the koshirae I think. Additionally, it recycles a Kozuka that may not have found a home..! 

 

Barrie.

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