This one is for our sensei. He had a katana that he wanted us to re-wrap the tsuka.
What he gave to us was just the wooden tsuka core. He already made a channel for the samegawa (ray skin), but we had to make it wider. So we had to do a little bit of carving.
The samegawa (ray skin) has been applied
We wrapped his tsuka in hinerimaki style. The menuki are sakura (cherry blossoms) common on gunto (military swords) which we’ve been saving for a long time. But my sensei wanted it badly so we gave it to him and mounted it on his tsuka.
Omote and ura side
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