The Bone Dagger

A piece that was in process for almost a year and a half from the time the blade was forged until the final mounting, this has become an interesting fusion piece and much more technical than originally envisioned as the project developed. Mounted with the same technique as… Continue reading

Icho Hime Kotanto

Hand forged harrow tooth steel, copper habaki, Nootka Cypress and Ebony tsuka with ray skin wrap, Purpleheart saya, brush-finished silver fuchi by Nina of Paprika Jewellery. This long, sleek piece is a collaboration and is named for the ginko leaf design on the custom silver fuchi made by… Continue reading

Mikazuki Kotanto

This piece is named for the silvery crescent moon in the drifting clouds of spalted pear tree on the saya. The moon was formed from a piece of forged nickel silver from a silver plated spoon. The handle wrap is attached with kusune (薬練) made from matsuyani, natural… Continue reading