Making a tsuka.
Check that the tsuka halves are carved smoothly with a sight
taper in thickness towards the rear.
Cut one of the tsuka sections along the "curve" line that was
made earlier, you may need to re-mark it.
Now glue both the sections together. The end result should look something
Trim the excess material on the other half to the same "curve" as the
already shaped half.
Now trim the end of the tsuka to allow room for the tsuba
(guard), seppa (spacers) and fushi-gane (collar).
Fit the tsuba, seppa and fushi-gane and check
that the holes still match up nicely. Hopefully they will.
This page was updated on Monday 17th January