Making a tsuka.
Measure the tsuka to the required length and cut it to size.
The end result should look something like this.
Cut out a recess for the kashira (pommel).
Not having access to any same (ray skin) I wrapped the
hilt in leather (this will not give the extra strength provided by same,
but it will make it look better cosmetically).
Next cut out holes for the mekugi (pegs) and check the kashira
fushi-gane for fit.
This page was updated on Monday 17th January