A Dedicated Service Company
We ensure your sword furniture is repaired and restored to its original finish, or customized to your desired design.
Here at Tsukamaki.net we focus on 2 main types of service.
The first of these is
restoration and preservation of antique Japanese Art Swords; the methods of care
for historical or valuable antique sword furniture have changed over the years.
No longer considered just functional, antique sword furniture should NOT be cared
for or repaired in the same manner as modern sword fittings. This type of service
demands traditional materials and techniques.
The second service focuses more on Modern or Newly Made Japanese Swords. These are
primarily functional swords with durable fittings customized to match the customer's needs,
both for display and to stand-up to the rigors of regular use.
Thomas Buck been collecting and studying the Japanese Art Sword for over thirty years,
acquiring his first Samurai Sword in October, 1975. In 1987, with the guidance
of Dr.W.Y.Takahashi, Sensei, he began a three year intensive study/apprenticeship
of the restoration and preservation techniques of John Grimmitt and Takahiro
Ichinose, concentrating his research on Tsukamaki and Japanese Lacquerware.
Since 1988, he has been performing restoration work on tsuka for various
institutions, private collectors, and dealers including the Denver Art Musuem,
the Oregon Art Institute, and the Fred Lohman Company.
We continue to research and revise our use of modern
and trational materials, techniques and applications in
the science and art of Japanees Swords.
you have any suggestions or ideas, let us know.