A modern bladesmith rooted in the old traditions

Stargazing Wakizashi

This is a 17 inch nagasa wakizashi made from my own home-smelted steel. Hamon and hada in the soshu tradition. Patinated copper habaki, seppa, fuchi and kashira. Silver inlay in the fuchi and kashira depicting the moon, stars and constellations. Iron tsuba with raised copper and silver inlay. Lacquered poplar saya with silver foil moon. Carved oak hanging stand.