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5th March 2007, 03:25
Hi guys,

This is a picture of the tsuka blank that Mike Yamasaki and John Kurata provided me with the purchase of a blade from them. I was told by them that all i would have to do is send the blank to Japan and get it finished off. After contacting several tsukamakishi in Japan, all of them declined the work after seeing the picture of the blank and named it "amateur". What do you guys think of this? To be honest, i dont know too much about the art of tsuka making, but this does seem a little odd. How can any tsukamakishi finish this blank off without having the blade in hand also? This is where i posted the image. http://www.militaria.co.za/nihontomessageboard/viewtopic.php?t=1003

Kind Regards,

Jeremy Hagop