One of our custom katana returned to us after over a year to have a make-over. Due to frequent use, the original tsukamaki (wrapping) has become very loose. So the owner decided to avail of our tsukamaki service. He wanted to change the tsukaito color to “nando” (blue). The silk tsukaito is imported from Japan. Here are the “before and after” photos. Enjoy!
“Before” The original wrapping has become very loose due to frequent use for over a year.
Work in progress…
Omote and ura side without the fuchi
“After” Omote and ura side with the fuchi
“After” Omote side
“After” Ura side
Omote side – You can see the head of the dragon menuki peeking through the tsukamaki
Ura side – You can see the head of the dragon menuki peeking through the tsukamaki
The tsuka now mounted on the blade
This wrap is guaranteed to last for years! ^_^
We hope that you like this tsukamaki restoration and if you’re interested in our tsukamaki service, please send us a message.