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14th February 2007, 02:22
Hi guys,

Anyone know where i can send a new tsuka blank to get tsukamaki done in Japan? I have all the old fittings, and all i need is to send the blank to a craftsmen and get it finished.

Kind regards,

Brian Owens
14th February 2007, 04:55
I don't know where in Japan you can send it (I'm sure others will soon provide that info), but here's an address in the USA where you can send it. The proprietor, Tutsuhiko Konno Sensei, 7th Dan Renshi, Muso Shinden Ryu, is an NBTHK recognized sword polisher/restorer/dealer.

Token Konno
P.O. Box 2032
Kirkland, WA 98083

The Web site is: Token Konno (http://www.tokenkonnoart.com/)

His fee for tsukamaki is US$350.00.


14th February 2007, 23:08
Thanks for the info mate. Much appreciated. I might look into it.

Kind regards,

15th February 2007, 04:24
As a tangent totally unrelated to the craftsman mentioned, I'm not aware that the NBTHK "recognizes" anyone. One can be a member of the NBTHK by paying your dues (and I'm a member myself), but I don't believe they have "recommended", "approved" or "authorized" people, dealers, or anything like that.

No criticism is intended, just an observation about the NBTHK.

Hombu in Japan: http://www.touken.or.jp

American Branch: http://nbthk-ab.org

And fwiw the NBTHK-AB put on a great Kantei session for NBTHK members at the Florida Token Kai. Four great swords to study and try to identify. And I'm proud to say I totally tanked at the kantei... Got period right, school mostly on a few, but the rest... Phooey. ;) So much to learn...