This Skyjiro katana tsuka came to me for a makeover and some tlc. The fuchi and kashira are not new but were new to this core so had to be fitted while the profile needed some shimming to fill it out. The mon/coin menuki are also new to this tsuka.
The reshaped core was wrapped with high quality imported purple silk ito from Japan in tsumami-maki style. New top level samegawa panels lie underneath and show off the large oyatsubu with a traditional polish. It was very difficult, pretty much impossible, to capture the actual color of this ito with a camera. Though in person it’s a deep luscious purple, in pics it appears blue.
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