Yup that is your work. Not sure if it is old or new. Also you sent me an odachi, with out the tsuba. I have since put the tsuba from the tanto on the odachi, and gotten another tsuba to put on the tanto. (which I haven't done yet)
One reason you may not recognize your carving, is that the thrusting tips are clumsily applied here. When I taped up the odachit, I was more careful to retain your lines. I should get a picture up to show the difference. Hope to retape those seen here before Pennsic, to improve the lines, and extend a single strip of nylon webbing (currently used to hold thrusting tips in place) all the way down the cutting edges, to improve the life of the rattan.
Post by Mega Zenjirou Yoshi on Aug 18, 2014 0:25:00 GMT -5
Mitsuhide, these came from foxknife carved with tsuba attached. Tsuba held on by friction. once taped up they stay pretty good.
thomasmacfinn, not sure old vs, new. Does that refer to carving or the tsuba? I ordered a musashi tsuba from you in the last couple months that had a much narrower opening for the grip than these did,
This is an image of the odachi Thomas made for me, where I have done a better job of taping on the thrusting tip to flow with the lines. Also in the pic is my yari which I updated wth partisan bits from by my hand.
A little exagerated for a yari, ut the functionality reads better in an SCA heavy context than an upadde polearm, and I can hook shields better now.
Post by Mega Zenjirou Yoshi on Aug 18, 2014 17:59:40 GMT -5
The three weapons at the top of the thread have the old tsubas. I ordered another from you recently and it was the new style. I found that it would require shaving down my odachi grip to put on, so I pulled one of the old ones off of the tanto, which I will eventually shave down to fit the new tsuba.
I'd love to know how you did the handle wraps. they look great!
The white is rubberized mesh grip tape, the teal is duct tape torn in half length wise, and twisted to get the diamond effect. Gives a very nice balance of stickiness for control, and ability to slide around and adjust grip when using two handed. YMMV.
Post by Ii Katsumori on Aug 24, 2014 8:02:46 GMT -5
I wouldn't worry about curving the tanto. Most tanto I've seen are fairly straight, as they are short daggers, and not just cut down swords. You don't really need a tsuba on it, or just the faintest ring around the area of the habaki.
Given that you probably won't need the tanto unless you are almost to grips with someone, anyway, I'd keep it as short as you can get away with, maybe 10" our do of blade.