Handle Wrapping Services:*

In general, the prices listed below
include the cost of the ito (cord)
and the samegawa (rayskin).**

Colors Available (Silk & Cotton):

Black, Purple, Brown, Teal Blue,
Teal Green, Blue, Gold, White & Ivory (for Leather, add $50 to the prices below)

My base tsukamaki fees are:

  • KATANA.........$145.00*
  • WAKIZASHI....$125.00
  • TANTO...........$100.00

*an additional charge of $10. per inch
for any tsuka over 10 inches.

**an additional charge of $25. samegawa
with the row of large nodes.

(Turn-around time is usually 2-3 weeks
per handle; return postage & insurance
is not included in the above fees)
 

Newly Carved Handles:

Handmade and fitted to your blade.

My new tsuka fees are:

  • KATANA.........$110.00*
  • WAKIZASHI....$90.00
  • TANTO...........$75.00

*an additional charge of $10. per inch
for any tsuka over 10 inches.

(Newly carved handles will add an
additional 1-2 weeks per handle)

Saya Lacquering:

In general, lacquering for me is both labor
intensive and seasonal. Because of our
local climate (Northern Minnesota) and my
primary profession (Education), I am forced
to limit saya work to only the months of
May thru August.

My base lacquer fees are:

  • Basic Black or Single Color
      (polished or textured)...$300.00
  • Special Finishes
      (gold fleck, crushed abalone, straw
       patterened, or same')...$450.00

(Turnaround time is 6-8 weeks
per saya; return postage & insurance
is not included in the above fees)

Newly Carved Saya:

This service is provided on a case by case basis - please contact us for a quote..