(This is from a koto blade in Edo period bukezukuri mounts. The fuchi is shakudo with an inlaid silver mon, the kashira is horn with silver shitodome, and the menuki are copper/shakudo with gold kanji. At some point, the tsuka lost its ito and same', then was spray painted gold. The menuki were held on with wire, and a screw was put through the mekugi-ana.)


(Here, using the original fuchi/kashira, I cut a new tsuka,
replaced the same', then lacquered it black.)


(To finish, I wrapped it in the menpumaki style using gold silk ito.)