Wm. R. Robertson Posted May 8, 2014 Share Posted May 8, 2014 http://makezine.com/2011/03/07/recreating-a-19th-century-japanese-tsuba/Here is a link to this incredibly inspiring short documentary of classical Japanese metal artist Ford Hallam recreating a lost masterpiece by the 19th century Mito tsuba artist Hagia Katsuhira. What is amazing is the many pieces of different metals inlaid to mimic the stripes of a tiger..... Amazing work!The “tsuba” is the decorative sword guard, and like every other piece of a samurai sword, it’s work of art in and of itself. This video documents Ford Hallam being commissioned to create a tsuba for a Katana (long) sword to match an existing tsuba created by Hagia Katsuhira for a wakazashi (short sword). The painstaking, precise nature of the work is dizzying. Enjoy! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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