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    Sageo Cords & Scabbard Knob Fit

    My katanas (Paul Chen Hanwei Musashi 30yr & Praying Mantis) came with sageo cords installed on the scabbard knob (using “English” terms for clarity). When I’ve ordered new sageo cords they are...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Unhemmed Silk Obi - How to Hem?

    I just bought a silk obi from an online store in Japan. It arrived with raw cut ends. Is this to allow the user to size and hem, or is it just a cheap Obi (US$60). How best to hem?

    Bret
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    Another book that focuses on Budshido &...

    Another book that focuses on Budshido & Christianity is "A comparison of bushi-do & chivalry" https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/1342860 Written in 1914, it might be read with an understanding of...
  5. Just finished the job on a Hanwei Paul Chen blade...

    Just finished the job on a Hanwei Paul Chen blade - folded Swedish powdered steel K120C. Started with a 150 grit diamond stone and then on to 600 grit. A tool steel file just bounced off the edge....
  6. Well, silly me! I was so intent on seeing Kanji...

    Well, silly me! I was so intent on seeing Kanji that I didn't observe that the inscriptions are "6JNWZ" and a three digit number. The number on the nakago corresponds to the same number inside the...
  7. Hanwei 30th Anniversary Forge-Folded Musashi Katana - Nakago

    Hi All - First post here. Several years using a wooden bokken in Takenouchi Hangan Ryu Iaido (Matsuno Crandall) & Toyama Ryu Batto-do (Demura) and recently acquired a Hanwei 30th Anniversary...
  8. Japanese Swordsmanship Aches, Pains & Injuries

    My wife is a Physical Therapist, and is interested in knowing what injuries those who practice with the Japanese sword experience. She's thinking to write up a pre-hab/re-hab process to prevent and...
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