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The Swordmaking Tutorial: Pt 6



The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 6 (Sculpting the Details)

Have you ever asked yourself "How do I make a sword?"more pricesely a katana. Well If you have asked that question then I am here to help you answer that. This swordmaking Tutorial will cover everything you need to know about swordmaking. It has an attractive layout, easily readable discriptions, easier to understand discriptions and step by step pictures to know which process you are at. These swordmaking tutorials are aimed towards swordmakers and propmakers, however anybody is free to use them at their own leisure to try swordmaking.

Now you have successfully sharpened all the parts of the sword and now its all smooth. Is it time to paint yet? the answer is no you still have to create the fine details on the katana before you paint it. These fine details are the habaki which seperates the tsuba from the blade. Also if you have embossed or relief details on your tsuba you will be taught how to cut out those details from balsa wood and stick them on. This part of swordmaking you have to take care with theres not much manual labour and you wont exhuast yourself. With that said this part of The Swordmaking Tutorial is all about accuracy.

:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 1 (Tools and Equipment) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 2 (Planning and Drawing) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 3 (Cutting out the Sword) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 4 (Cutting out the Tsuba) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 5 (Sharpening the Sword) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 6 (Sculpting the Details) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 7 (Painting and Glossing) [link]
:target: The Swordmaking Tutorial: Part 8 (Constructing the Sword) [link]
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GarpWu's avatar
How thick is the balsa wood that you used here?