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Canon
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May 22, 2006, 5:57:54 AM
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This Katana was made from a wood called Poplar, not from actual bamboo. It was carved and sculpted to resemble bamboo. Hand made using only hand tools. No machine or power tools were used. Primary tools used were razor blades, Miter box saw, files, chisels, and sand paper. The blade was crafted using razor blades and a technique using shadows. This particular blade was sharpened enough to actually cut through skin. However, this is only art and not used as a practice weapon. The Habaki or collar at the base of the blade is made of 6 layers of wood using both Poplar and Birch plywood. The diamond shape of the blade was precisely cut into each of the six layers, glued together, then filed and sanded to fit snuggly into the scabbard. The Tsuba or guard, was carved primarily using an X-acto razor knife, which is a bamboo motive of stalks and leaves.


EDIT:
I put the sword in the backseat of my car and a friend of mine borrow my car... Unfortunaly this 'friend' of mine somehow managed to crush the guard. So all that time spent into making all those tiny details is gone! ugh!

Edit 2: Sold!
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frankneyen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
GOOD JOB !!!
UNIQUE!!!
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IronSpark98 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
thisw is highly impresive.
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I applaude the dedication to your craft which is formidable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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BlastFlame Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
man..this is art!
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lamb3rT Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful and perfect...
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Skye-Valkyrie Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
totally beyond impressive!.......... :-)
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Jason97 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Artist
how did you make the scabbard. Please let me know!
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DariusDarqberry Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I like it!
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
This is a gorgeous piece of work, and it's terrible that your friend crushed the guard.
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nitaku01 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
thats pretty sick
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