11619Re: [SCA-JML] Sword stuff, was: Looking for patterns for Edo period Kamishimo
- Nov 1, 2003Ii Saburou wrote:
>I'll make a cover whether it's period or not. No sense in risking scuffing
> I'm not sure of cloth, but I've seen leather (I'm not sure if it was
> extant or a later addition) and I know that we see fur coverings in
> the field. I believe I've also seen same (rayskin) used, but I'm not
> sure if
> it is a period application--but it seems reasonable. It only seems
> reasonable to protect the saya, especially when it is being used as an
> actual everyday (well, every-war) item.
up my uncheap saya simply because they didn't mind doing it back then. I'm
also very seriously considering adding same from the koiguchi (which I plan
on replacing) to about 6" below the kurigata. Helps keep from slicing your
hand if you screw up a draw and keeps the saya from moving around in the
obi. And it looks cool ;) I'm also thinking about reshaping the tip of the
katana's saya to match the rounded tip on the wakizashi. I just like how it
I need to find a source of decent differentially tempered bare blades. I'm
much, much better at making the fittings than the blades. Not enough
patience, I suppose. Hmm... guess I could teach a student of mine how to
grind blades and set him at it. Yes, I know they should be forged, but I
haven't finished the forge yet.
He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in.
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