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HERE ARE SOME OF OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

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On a damask blade, naked​, hand forged, in France, project by Adel Paul BOULAD

Realization:​

  • Modification and adaptation of a Habaki

 

  • A Tsuka with ray skin inserts

 

  • Adaptation of a Fuchi/Kashira set

 

  • Weaving in Hineri maki (Black cotton) with Menuki

  • Assembly of a Tsuba, drilling of the Nakago for the Mekugi

  • Assembly of the saber assembly​

                                                        

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The exciting project of Adel Paul BOULAD

PRESENTATION OF THE FINISHED SABER

 

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Braiding a Tsuka in Katate Maki (Combat Braiding)

 

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Replacement of a broken Tsuba

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Repair of a Wakizashi. This saber was offered (as a token of "love") in the years 1920-1930 to a French woman by a Japanese officer.

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  • Straightening, re-sharpening and re-polishing of the blade with Jizuya and Hazuya stones

  • Adaptation of a Kojiri

  • Adaptation of a Tsuba

  • Research and repair of a Kozuka

  • Japanese silk sageo

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Refurbishment of a Tanto.

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  • Edge straightening, re-sharpening and re-polishing of the blade with Jizuya and Hazuya stones

  • Manufacture and Adaptation of a wooden Kojiri

  • Weaving of the Tsuka in Hineri-maki with Ito synthetic silk

 

                                                  

Rehabilitation of a Katana with an Unokubi-Zukuri type blade signed: Hoshu Takada Ju Fujiwara Noriyuki

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  • Removing edge chipping, re-sharpening and re-polishing the Katana blade with Jizuya and Hazuya stones. The blade was originally very oxidized.

  • Supply and repair of an old Saya.

  • Supply of a "Japan" cotton Sageo, creation of the presentation knot.

                                                  

Restoration of an old Katana, blade with Bohi, unsigned

 

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  • Removing edge chipping, manually re-sharpening and re-polishing the Katana blade with Jizuya and Hazuya stones. The blade was originally very oxidized.

  • Supply and repair of an old Saya.

  • Research and supply of 2 old Menuki (dragonfly), then realization of a new braiding in Hinéri Maki with an Ito in natural silk "Japan".

 

  • Supply of a "Japan" cotton Sageo, creation of the presentation knot.

                                                  

Participation in the study, the realization of a "Celestial Crane" carbon Iaito with our partner Katanas-samurai.com and Katanas-murasame.com:We realized, the assembly/drilling of the Tsuka on the Nakago, the adjustment of all the parts, the braiding in Hineri Maki with a custom Koshirae. Commercial information on the site: https://www.katanas-murasame.com/Iaito-Carbone-cbaaaalRa.asp

Modernity at the service of tradition.

 

The "Celestial Crane" Iaito is an exceptional iaito, the result of Murasame's reflection on the concept of an ultra-light practice sword for Iaido.

 

The materials traditionally used in the manufacture of Iaitos (steel, alloy, aluminum) do not allow you to go below a certain minimum weight (about 650 g).

 

The only suitable metal is aluminum but it is fragile, soft and not very rigid.

So why not use something other than metal, for example carbon fiber?

 

This choice turned out to be wise becausecarbon fibercombines many qualities:solidity, rigidity and above all a very low weight. In addition, its color and texture add an extraordinary visual to this board.

 

To give life to this Iaito Murasame used a very high quality carbon, the one used on the Airbus A 380.

 

The company ReUse Composite Innovation was responsible for making the carbon plate, cutting the blade and making the groove.

 

The grinding was entrusted to Tom Fleury Knives.

 

All the dressing part (Tsuba, Fuchi, Kashira, Seppa, Habaki and Menuki) is the work of Curiositas Technologies.

 

It was our partner, the Japanese Saber Workshop, who did the braiding of the Tsuka, the assembly of the fittings, the adjustment and the final adjustment of the Iaito.

The Iaito “ Grue Céleste ” was presented for the first time at the Mondial Coutellia show in Thiers in May 2018.

 

It weighs 550 g, it is solid, lively and extremely handy.  It can be further lightened according to needs and go down to approximately 420 g! A record!

 

Designed and made entirely by hand in France for practitioners looking for an ultralight and unique Iaito.

Pascal MONIN

 

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Exhibition at "Coutellia",  International Knife Festival of Art and Tradition (Thiers)  An internationally renowned event, Coutellia brings together  230 artistic cutlers and cutler-manufacturers from France, South Africa, England, Australia, Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Namibia, Japan, Czech Republic, Sweden, USA, Russia… as well as around twenty suppliers of raw materials and equipment for the cutlery sector.                                          

Refurbishment of a Tanto and a Wakizashi:We carried out for the Tanto, the polishing of the blade, the repair of the original Saya and the assembly-timing to remove the play at the level of the Tsuba. For the Wakizashi, the blade was not polished, we made the braiding in Hineri Maki with a Koshirae that we looked for for the client and mounted/adjusted. We have also provided a Tsuba and an Old Saya which has been refurbished. We  installed natural silk Sageo from Japan that we tied with a presentation knot. We searched for the 2 Kogatana, then cleaned and polished the 2 blades.

 

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Repair of a Katana:Very heavy polishing work, to remove the impact on a Bohi blade:removal of impacts on the Mune with re-sharpening and finishing polishing with Hazuya and Jizuya stones, of the entire blade. Supply of an old Saya, 2 old Dragonfly Menuki, a Japanese cotton Sageo. Realization of the braiding in Hineri Maki.

 

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Repair of a Katana with an Unokubi-Zukuri blade:Huge polishing job, to remove the impact on an Unokubi-Zukuri blade (rare blade profile):re-sharpening and finishing polishing with Hazuya and Jizuya stones, of the entire blade. Supply of an old Saya, a Japanese cotton Sageo.

 

We have identified the signatures:

  • From the Tsuba: Mogarashi Nyudo Soten Sei

 

  • That of the Nakago of the blade: Hoshu Takada Ju Fujiwara Noriyuki

 

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Repair of a small Indochinese sword in sculpted bone:

 

  • Making a Brass Tsuba

  • Regluing of all parts of the Saya and the Tsuka

  • Polishing of the entire blade and recovery of chippings

  • Assembly and adjustment of the entire saber​

                                                        

 

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Repair of a Katana:Big polishing work, to make the impact on the blade disappear:re-sharpening and finishing polishing with Hazuya and Jizuya stones, of the entire blade. Very big repair work on the Saya in ray skin.

  • For our client, we researched and provided, an old Fuchi-Kashira-Menuki-Tsuba set (dragon theme).

  • Supply of a Sageo and an Ito silk Japan.

  • Production of custom parts

 

 

 

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Repair of a Katana:Important polishing work, to remove the impacts and oxidation on the blade:re-sharpening and finishing polishing with Hazuya and Jizuya stones, of the entire blade. Big repair work on the Saya taken off over the entire length and exploded at the level of the Koiguchi.

 

 

  • Supply of a Sageo silk Japan.

  • Production of custom parts.

 

 

 

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Repair of a Katana: Important polishing work, to remove the impacts and oxidation on the blade:re-sharpening and finishing polishing with Hazuya and Jizuya stones, of the entire blade. Repair work on the Saya and creation of a custom buffalo horn Kojiri. Repair of the deteriorated Same of the Tsuka. 

  • Signature decryption:

  

 

 

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  • Realization of a report on the characteristics of the Tsuba and the blade.

 

  • Supply of a Sageo and an Ito silk Japan.

  • Production of custom parts.

 

 

 

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Repair of a Korean sword:Saya repair work. Replacement of the deteriorated Same of the Tsuka (total winding of the Maru-Gise type). For the renovation of his sword, the customer wanted the metal parts to be polished 

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  • Supply of a Tsuba, a Sageo and an Ito silk Japan.

 

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Restoration of a Tanto from the Muromachi period:Saya repair work. Replacement of the deteriorated Same of the Tsuka, braiding in Hineri Maki.

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  • Supply of Shitodome, Sageo and Ito silk Japan.

 

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Refurbishment of a Wakizashi:Saya repair work. Cleaning and regluing the Same of the Tsuka, braiding in Hineri Maki, polishing  of the blade with Hazuya and Jizuya stones

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  • Supply of a Seppa, a Sageo and an Ito silk Japan.

 

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Refurbishment of a Wakizashi:Repair work on the Tsuka, braiding in Hineri Maki, polishing of the blade with Hazuya and Jizuya stones

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  • Supply of a Sageo and an Ito silk Japan.

 

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Repair of an old twisted Katana Saya:Saya repair work.

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  • Supply of Ancient Metallic Kojiri

  • Supply of a Sageo and realization of a Ronin Misubi knot

 

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Refurbishment of an old Tanto Saya:Saya repair work.

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Repair of an old Tanto:Repair work of the Tsuka and braiding, polishing of the blade.

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  • Supply of a Sageo in natural silk Japan

 

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Repair of a Gunto Tsuka:Tsuka repair work and braiding.

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  • Supply of a cotton Ito Japan

 

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Repair of an old Wakizashi Saya in very poor condition:Saya repair work, painting, adaptation of a black Same.

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  • Supply of a black Sageo in natural silk Japan

  • Provision of a Black Same

  • Supply of Ancient Metallic Kojiri

 

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Repair of an old Wakizashi:Work of repairing the blade, braiding and adaptation of an old Tsuba.

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  • Supply of a golden Sageo in natural silk Japan and realization of a Ronin Misubi knot

  • Supply of a golden Ito in natural silk Japan

  • Supply of an old Tsuba

 

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Renovation of a magnificent Tanto blade with a Horimono, equipped with a magnificent Koshirae:Work of polishing the blade in order to remove the traces of oxidation, due to a lack of maintenance and to reveal the Hamon which had partly disappeared.

 

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Renovation of a magnificent Wakizashi, equipped with a very beautiful Koshirae:Polishing work on the blade to remove traces of oxidation and reveal the Hamon which had partly disappeared. The Kissaki has also been polished. We made a custom Kojiri in buffalo horn.

 

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Renovation of a magnificent old Koshirae equipped with a Tsunagi (wooden blade):Braiding work in Hineri Maki with an 8mm Ito and creation of a leather Seppa to remove the game from the Tsuba.

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  • Supply of a golden Ito in natural silk Japan

  • Supply of a golden Sageo in natural silk Japan and realization of a Ronin Misubi knot

 

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Renovation of an Old Tsuka:Braiding work in Katate Maki with an Ito of 8mm.

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  • Supply of a golden Ito in natural silk Japan

  • Supply of 2 old Menuki

 

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Renovation of a Wakizashi blade and its Saya:Polishing work with repair of the Yokote and  repair/painting of the Saya.

 

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Renovation of an Old Wakizashi:Braiding work in Hineri Maki with an Ito of 8mm.

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  • Supply of a golden Ito in natural silk Japan.

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Renovation of an Old Wakizashi:Big work of renovation of the Tsuka and the Saya. Weaving in Hineri Maki with an Ito of 8mm, polishing of the blade, realization of a custom-made Kojiri in buffalo horn.

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  • Supply of a golden Ito in natural silk Japan.

  • Supply of a golden Sageo in natural silk Japan.

  • Supply of an ancient metal Kojiri.

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Renovation of the blade of a magnificent Katana:Polishing work on an oxidized blade

  • Supply of a golden Sageo in natural silk Japan.

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Renovation of a Kai-gunto Tsuka (naval sword):Restoration and braiding work

  • Supply of a cotton khaki Ito Japan.

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Creation of a Iaito with a Tsuba, a Fuchi/Kashira set and old Menuki:Work on adapting old pieces, drilling silk and braiding

  • Exclusive creation of a Habaki and 2 aged silver plated Seppa and repair of the silver plating of the Fuchi.

  • Creation of a custom Tsuka

  • Supply of a black cotton Ito Japan.

  • Supply of Japan Cotton Black Sageo.

  • Provision of an additional Saya.

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Polishing a katana blade scratched on both sides:polishing work

  • Tsuka Repair

  • Realization of 2 Mekugi

  • Manual polishing of the entire blade with a finish with Hazuya, Jizuya and Nugui stones

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Renovation of an old Katana Koshirae and documentary research on the characteristics of the blade:

  • Repair of the Saya, recovery of lacquer chips

  • Habaki repair (polishing + 3 micron gold electrolytic plating)

  • Realization of a written report on the characteristics of the blade

  • Translation of Nakago's signature

  • Realization of 2 Mekugi

  • Supply of a Sageo in natural silk Japan and realization of the knot in Ronin Musubi

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PHOTO OF THE BLADE TO BE STUDYED

BLADE STUDY REPORT

Polishing a blade of a Katana by Dominique Bargiel:Polishing work of the whole blade which was scratched during its use in Tameshigiri.

  • Manual polishing of the entire blade with a finish with Hazuya, Jizuya and Nugui stones

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Changes to the Tsuka and polishing an oxidized blade from a Citadel Katana:Work of adaptation, modification and braiding of the Tsuka and polishing of the whole blade.

  • Manual polishing of the entire blade with a finish with Hazuya, Jizuya and Nugui stones

  • Supply of a Tsuba, 2 Menuki, a Fuchi/Kashira set, a Habaki and a Japanese cotton Ito

  • Modification of the Tsuka which was originally braided in Katate-maki with insert of 2 new strips of Same

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Custom creation of a functional Replica with a sharp blade of the Katana Mugen Typhoon inspired by the manga “Samurai Champloo”:  

 

 

 

 

Katana Mugen Samurai Champloo

 

 

This saber is inspired by Le“Guom”Or“Dao”  long vietnamese saber.Initially, the creation of Vietnamese swords was influenced by the straight blades of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD).

Then over time, the style evolved.Vietnamese blacksmiths were inspired by Japanese curved blades of the Moroha Zukuri type(i.e. with an ogive point and a double edge, the lower edge (Ha-nhan) and the upper edge (Thuong-Nhan) being only on the third or on the half of the length of the blade, starting from the tip).

Later, this type of sword with a curved blade evolved into the Guom or the Dao and had only one cutting edge. This is again clear evidence of the influence of straight-bladed swords from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD). There are two types, the “Gum” which is wielded with two hands and the Guom which is wielded with one hand.

Today, this type of sword is used specifically in the practice of Vietnamese martial arts and in particular in Viet Vo Dao Vovinam, a very complete martial art which includes a wide variety of techniques. The “Quyen” (equivalent to the Japanese Kata) allow you to review your techniques and improve them on your own.

  • Supply of a Moroha Zukuri blade, a Saya without Kurigata with 1 Kojiri/Koiguchi set and 2 bails, 2 Menuki, a Fuchi/Kashira set, a Habaki, a sai-shaped Tsuba and a synthetic silk Ito

  • Realization of a custom braided Tsuka in total winding and drilling of the Nakago

  • Realization of a custom "S" golden sticker

  • Adaptation of all parts, Nakago/Tsuka drilling, painting

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Katana practical Mugen Samurai Champloo.