Finished Sword

I’m pretty happy with the way this one came out. It’s light and quick, to the point I need to be a little more careful when practicing with it. It moves a lot faster than what I’m used to.

I like its flow. It’s a watery sword – the waves engraved on the fuchi and koshirae, the reflectiveness of the tsuba, the polished rayskin looking like pebbles on the beach.

That silk cord that runs the length of the saya is called the sageo. I chose a non-traditional wrap, one that works a little better for me when practicing. If you haven’t realized by now that I don’t much care about tradition, I don’t think you’ve been paying attention.

I like the fiery color in the copper seppa.