11620Re: Sword stuff, was: Looking for patterns for Edo period Kamishimo
- Nov 1, 2003Tomodachi,
I am curious...
Understanding why you would want to protect an expensive saya,
I ask (humbly) if your skills are such that you can change the
shape of the current saya to match the smaller weapon's saya,
and still get the finish to match that of the origional...
If they are, then please forgive me for asking...otherwise, You
may change the shape of the saya, but might not be able o
reproduce the lacquering...the gloss...and the inish of the
Having made saya myself, remember that you do not know the
interior profile o f your current saya. You may cut or file into it, and
find you just opened up a void in the wood...that woulsd mess up
your day, I think...
There might be a hollow space where you think there is only
As Ii-dono suggested, there are period alternatives that might
suit your needs...A good cat fur cover, or bear, might be perfect...
(leapord, tiger, or some pseudo version...), although I do not now
if these were used in a non-tachi sling...
Wearing your weapon in a more vertical manner, while more
comfortable in closed environs, may historically preclude some
One alternative might be to actually build a less expensive saya
of a common wood, lacquering the bejeebers (technical term)
out of it, and using it for average field purposes... for court, you
might switch to the good one...
...and if someone smacks your saya with theirs, ask them if they
meant it...and cut them down quickly if they did... :-) (kidding...)
Date Saburou Yukiie
Yama Kaminari Ryu
http://www.kabutographics.com (under reconstruction...but
> I'll make a cover whether it's period or not. No sense in risking
> up my uncheap saya simply because they didn't mind doing itback then.
>I'm also thinking about reshaping the tip of the
> katana's saya to match the rounded tip on the wakizashi. I justlike how it
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