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Making a tsuka. 
Outlining the tang
Next mark the outline of the nakago (tang), allowing room for the habaki,  remember to leave some excess to be trimmed off later.
Try to keep the curve in the nakago parallel with the curved mark on the tsuka.

Tang outline
The result should look something like this.

Clamped section
Clamp the section of handle to a flat surface, keeping the top level.

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This page was updated on Monday 17th January 2000