Ryujin swords

Saya & Tsuka Supplies

Lacquering

Pure urushi, 90g approx. Pure Japanese lacquer. Used either as an undercoat for saya painting, or for making laquering fingerstones onto paper.51.80

Clear urushi, 90g approx. Clear lacquer for painting saya. Mix with colour powder to make coloured urushi. Available in gloss and matt. 64.11

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Colour powder. Mix with clear urushi to make coloured urushi to your own chosen shade. Available in red, brown, yellow, green and light blue. 28.36

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Black urushi, 90g approx. Black lacquer for saya painting. Gloss and matt available. 64.11

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Coloured urushi, 50g approx. Coloured lacquer for painting saya. Available in beige, red, brown, yellow, green, dark green, light blue, blue and purple. 64.11

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Kamon

Our kamon are made from thin flexible vinyl with an adhesive back that will stick to all smooth, clean surfaces. They can be lacquered over after application. Most are approximately 1.25 inches (30 mm) in diameter. A small number of them are available in 3 inches (75 mm) diameter. Not suitable for clothing.

Kamon. A range of family crests for adorning a saya. Click on the picture for a larger image. 10.00

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Kamon. Another selection of mon for applying to saya. Click on the picture for a larger image.

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Katabami Mon

Kasiwa kamon.

Katabami kamon.



Samekawa

Samekawa is used to wrap tsuka, and to make same-nuri saya. Although white same is generally used, we can dye skins in different colours upon request.

If you just want offcuts or panels of samekawa - a much cheaper option - contact me

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Whole skins are priced according to the cleanliness, size and the shape of nodules. Skins of Grades 1-3 are large enough for all types of tsuka. There is only one line of nodules per skin.

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Wood

Traditional Honoki wood, aged for several years to produce a very stable foundation for making saya and tsunagi. The wood is salt free and has a very low moisture content compared to other woods, making it ideal for koshirae and shirasaya.

Natural Honoki wood for making lacquered saya for katana. 42.13 inches x 1.77 inches x 1.38 inches (107 cm x 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm) with a curve of 1.57 inches (4 cm), split into two pieces. This will accomodate most swords, including making the tsuka. 65.04

Natural Honoki wood for making lacquered saya for wakizashi. 29.92 inches x 1.77 inches x 1.26 inches (76 cm x 4.5 cm x 3.2 cm) with a curve of 1.57 inches (4 cm), split into two pieces. This will accomodate most swords, including making the tsuka. 54.23

Seasoned natural Honoki wood for making katana shirasaya. 42.13 inches x 1.77 inches x 1.38 inches (107 cm x 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm) with a curve of 1.57 inches (4 cm). Supplied as one piece of wood. This will accomodate most swords, including making the tsuka. Available in four grades.

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Seasoned natural Honoki wood for making wakizashi shirasaya.29.92 inches x 1.77 inches x 1.26 inches (76 cm x 4.5 cm x 3.2 cm) with a curve of 1.57 inches (4 cm). Supplied as one piece of wood. This will accomodate most swords, including making the tsuka. Available in two grades.

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Wood for making tsunagi.

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Tools

Large chisel for saya. A handforged professional tool specifically for making or renovating a saya. 35 cm long x 1.8 cm wide with a slight curve. Available as flat or round. 375.73

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Small chisel for saya. A handforged professional tool specifically for making or renovating a saya. 34 cm long x 1 cm wide with a slight curve. Flat or round type. 353.00

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File for Saya. A handmade, hand-forged rasp file used to clean or make adjustments to the interior of a finished saya. The 4.33 inch (11 cm) long file is thicker on the mune edge and tapers down to the thinner ha edge. Overall length 35.40 inches (90 cm). 273.45


File for Tsuka. A handmade, hand-forged rasp file used to clean or make adjustments to the interior of a finished tsuka. The 3.55 inch (9 cm) long file is thicker on the mune edge and tapers down to the thinner ha edge. Overall length 25.75 inches (40 cm). 216.64

Diamond File No. 5. File for making hamachi and for filing tsuba and seppa. Flat, 10 mm wide. 74.11

Diamond file No. 8. File for making hamachi and for filing tsuba and seppa. Flat, 8 mm wide. 68.96

Cashew thinner, 300 ml. A special thinner for cashew lacquer. Temporarily unavailable

Traditional Japanese brush for painting urushi. 28.64

Tokusa, 10 g. A species of horsetail fern used for the final rubbing down of the saya. 18.43

Uchiko powder 1 kg. Pure uchigumori powder. Used as a foundation of urushi painting, in much the same way that rottenstone is used in French polishing. Also used to wipe the excess oil off the blade during maintenance. 132.99

Natane Oil 500 ml. Used to make the traditional glue, kusune, which is used in tsukamaki. Kusune is prepared by mixing natane oil with pine resin and heating. 28.20

Matsuyani. Pine resin - used as a base for traditional glue for securing tsukaito. 32.95



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