Aside from our unique and custom designs, no two handmade creations will ever be identical by nature.
Various species of wood are used in our construction of these weapons, and many factors must be considered if a weapon is truly going to be suitable for it's intended purpose. Wood grain, hardness, flexability, weight, durability and aesthetics, are all factors we consider when creating a wooden weapon.
Once the proper materials have been selected, they are shaped and balanced while paying strict attention to the desired specifications set forth for this custom creation.
After shape and balance have been acheived, the wood will be maticulously sanded through several grades of abrasives to properly close the pores and add to the beauty and durabilty of the weapon.
At this point in the process, the wood must be sealed to protect it against the elements that otherwise might degrade or compromise its structural integrity.
Multiple coats of fine premium oil are applied and allowed to seep into the wood over several days. These oils naturally become engrained into the wood, which leads to a sealing process highly resistant to chipping and cracking.
Last but not least, any additional accessories such as a hand made leather tsuba, or tsuka wraps are crafted and added, adhering to the same strict standards of detail and finish.
Throughout the process of making a custom wooden weapon, a relationship is forged between the craftsman and the wood, ultimately each brings out the best that the other has to offer...
soon a second relationship will develop between weapon and warrior... once again each bringing out the best that the other has to offer.