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Looking for original or reproduction seppa to tighten up a loose tsuba. Looking for at least one thick one or will buy more if you have extra you are willing to sell. Prefer a US seller due to worldwide shipping delays. Show me what you have! I can send Venmo or willing to discuss other payment options.

 

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Hi Dan,

 

Have you tried Fred Lohman? You might see something you like.

 

https://www.Japanese-swords.com/pages/seppa.htm

 

The other option is to try and make some yourself. You could use Brass sheet (or Copper plate perhaps) from a Hobby dealer/shop and a set of needle files.. You then decide the thickness of the Seppa and this way, you would get the Seppa to 'fit' the Fuchi and Koiguchi as they are designed to.. File out the Nakago ana first to achieve a good fit (no rattles) and then finish the final size of the Seppa. Use a smooth finish on the mimi of the Seppa, if you can't achieve any other types.

 

Ford Halam had an excellent tutorial on You Tube for making Seppa. Fiddly, but rewarding. 

 

Attached is a photo of a koshirae of mine. These are gold foil and original (late Edo period) to the koshirae, but give you an idea of how Seppa should fit/ look on a koshirae..

 

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Good luck with your project.

 

Barrie.

 

 

 

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I can make a pair.
if you have skill enough, please make a paper seppa, with correct outer size and blade hole, specifying the thickness too, and I will make it, leaving a very few material on top and bottom side so you can fit the blade yourself.

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On 9/13/2020 at 5:13 PM, Bruce Pennington said:

Dan,

Don't have any fat ones.  Here's what I have.

Much appreciated Bruce. I just received some from Japan on Saturday.

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