Sunday, 28 December 2014

Naeshi for training

Here is one of possible version of Naeshi for pracice,
made from beech wood, length is 40 cm.
Naeshi  usual is truncheon (metal bar) similar Jutte but without Kagi(hook), in few shapes and this is one of them.
To some Naeshi is 25-30 cm long and 1-2 cm thick in diameter, it could be made from iron, bras or wood.
The cross section could be round, square with cut edges, hexagonal or octagonal.
Naeshi may have a Tenukihimo(cord) with Fusa(tassel) attached on round or heart-shaped ring to keep weapon secure. Sometimes Naeshi refers to any wooden stick shorter than three shaku(90 cm), also known as Nayashi.

O-Dachi bokken

Here is few  photos of O-Dachi bokken, that was made in March 2013,
still work on saya toool for this kind bokkens.
Length of blade is 130 cm, and length of tsuka is 50 cm with 114 hishigami under itomaki

Monday, 10 November 2014

Original look training Kyoketsu Shoge

Dear Budo friends, 

long time I devoted to searching for the original Kyoketsu shoge. I know that there is not only one unique form of Kyoketsu shoge,  but what we find nowadays usually does not match the true purpose of this tool, all that  comes from the time of the Ninja mania, with large number of movies and a lot of books.
The most common mistake is in the handle of this tool, it is usually to short which destroys the geometry and balance of tool. 

I will complete this article with more examples and information soon

I based my Kyoketsu according to this picture, which show one of the most logical and most original form, source is Soke Hatsumi as you could see

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Monday, 18 August 2014

Ninja kusarigama

Dear Budoka's

I apologize because it has been a while since the last post, I needed to finish a some standard carpentry jobs, but,

soon will be new items for now one from few months ago, soon new photo's and more info 

Monday, 10 March 2014

Box and stand

Dear Buyu's,

one of my old idea is finally realized, because my friend needed a gift for some of his friends, and here it is. 
The idea was to make a box for storage, which can also be used as a stand for presentation. What you see is a box for Tanto, but is possible to make a case for Wakizashi,Katana, or something else.

Photo's that you are watching  for the first time I did not do it,  it make them ​​a friend, whom I mentioned above, Denis Stosic, a pro when it comes to photos, I only could say tahnk you Denis for these amazing pictures

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Konpei (in wood)

Dear Budo friends, 

in front of you is another a rare tool.
Some sources say that is Konpei, Soke Hatsumi in his book also use that name, one other name which I also find is Konbyo, but is not verified and does not need to be true.

Although there is another version seen in the Soke's collection, I decided to do this version for practical reasons. 
I must say that this is just a prototype, and the image only shows the final shape of tool, but the next one will be even better in order to improve the strength of some parts to be unbreakable and safe for hard training.

Metal version will also be available.

All of you who are interested in this tool  feel free to contact me can e-mail.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Laminated bokkens

here is Clasic look bokken Daisho,

this Daisho is custom made,  laminated, two layers of brighter Jatoba wood, and one layer of hornbeam wood, engraving also according to customer's wishes,

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Wooden Marohoshi Jutte(Jitte)

Dear Buyus,

finally menage to make this unsual weapon, for name I'm not shure, but Marohoshi  jutte should be variety of Karakuri Jutte, because it not have extra Kagi on cross-guard.

Some source say that this weapon is from Tetsujin Jitte Ryu (Tetsujin Ryu jitte dori) 
created by Yoshimoto's younger brother, AokiTsuneemon, and Aoki'sgrandson, Aoki Tetsujin

Miyamoto Musashi no kami Yoshimoto(full name)  is grandfather of the famous samurai Miyamoto Musashi (1584? - 1645)

soon  more info and pics

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Daisho Koshirae look

Dear buyu's,

some of you ask about Daisho, so here it is finally, photos of this one are customer choice,

it is made from hornbeam wood with natural curvature.

As all weapons which I make if you don't like my basic version,  it is posible to chose;

- lenght of blade, 
- lenght of tsuka
- colour of ito maki
- colour of samekawa (imitation of samekawa)
- shape of Tsuba
- shape of Kashira
- shape of kissaki

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

New Jutte for training

Dear Budo friends,

here is few samples of new wooden Jutte for training,

I tried to make good photographs, in an attempt to show you the real beauty of my Jutte,

If you like this feel free to share with others, all questions and wishes send me on my e-mail address.