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