The first 2 Matsukaze blades are ready to be shipped to Europe for polishing and fitting and should be on their way soon. But right now it is “Golden Week” in Japan during which almost everything comes to a stand still. I have been told… Read More »First blades are being shipped
Manuel took some great pictures of the Matsukaze blade and its beautiful Gunome-Midare Hamon. Enjoy!
Like with our box, we have opted to go beyond the generic (or fascinatingly gaudy) Fukuro in which most Katana are usually delivered. Handmade in Japan from vintage Kimono cloth in true “Boro” spirit and style.
A sword like Matsukaze deserves better than a cardboard box! Therefore we have chosen to have special boxes made by a German company. The boxes are made from basswood and will be equiped with wooden pedestals tailored to your Matsukaze. Yep, all cats love boxes!
https://youtu.be/oszu_xYtKAA We have just released the first video of Matsukaze on Youtube
Gustavo has finished Tsukamaki and has taken some fresh pictures of Matsukaze. Right now, the Saya is only for “illustrative purposes” as we are still waiting for the actual Saya to be finished.
Chris jumped on his bike and rode to Seki to meet his friend Shin for an interview about himself, his work and his path to becoming a Katana smith. Due to adverse weather, workload and the Kamis’ wishes, we were unable to conduct the interview… Read More »Meet the smith of Matsukaze: Ono Kanemasa