Here is an interesting project. There were several unique features on this katana.
1. Saya is inlaid with rice paper and the lacquered white. This has an effect of gently showing ricepaper texture.
2. The customer requested not-to-exceed mounted weight of the sword of 910 grams. We ended up making this a 850 grams sword.
3. The customer provided some fittings for us to use.
Here are the specifications.
Sword Type -Japanese Katana
Blade Geometry – traditional
Blade Length -26 inches
Blood Groove (Bo-hi) -single
Blade Carving -none
Blade Polish -Hand Polish
Handle Length -9.5 inches
Handle Wrap -white silk ( XX style ) personalized
Handle stingray skin (Same) -Full Same Wrap -white same
Handguard- provided by the customer
Handle Fittings – provided by the customer
Fitting Material (F/K) – provided by the customer
Menuki – provided by the customer
Scabbard Fitting -SF Buffalo Horn
Scabbard Color - White scabbard with rice paper inlay
1. Weight of sword with handle: Not to exceed 910 grams.