- Greetings to all from Date Saburou Yukiie,
I have just finished a prototype period style ebira with a light
basketwork body, a hemp wound and lacquered rattan riser of double 5
mm thickness (10x5mm+ thickness of the hemp cord) and boxwood
grid-work to keep the points in order...
The colors are black lacquere with white and red trim.
It draws fine, weighs little, and worn with my armor, and with
kogusoku, does not hinder any.
As with all Ebira, the Ya is drawn from the right hip with a small
upward motion, then pulled downward (in three pulls) to eventually
clear the edges of the Ebira.
Each "box-grid" inside the ebira will hold two Ya comfortably,
allowing pairing of Haya and Otoya, if you like(for those with strong
I have loaded this prototype with 36 pairs of Ya, and have been able
to properly fire each successive pair.
Please note that this loading method is with thread-bound target
Period style war points, and such will of course end up with a
different number of storable heads..
The gridwork can be adjusted to accomodate what point style you like.
This piece was finished in black and red lacquer, but of course other
period colors can be managed.
Dims are basically as follows...basketwork = +/- 4.5"x7.5" with a 16"
riser. Cost varies, of course with detail.
I can post pics if anyone likes - otherwise, inquiries can be made at
http://www.kabutographics.com or kabuto@...
Yama Kaminari no Date Saburou Yukiie
Shi wa hei to de aru - all are equal in the grave.