The foundation shaping has done.
blade length 18.7cm, thickness at the base 7mm, width 22mm
The hamon is suguha (straight pattern).
The silver habaki is finished.
The wood base of kaiken mount is finished. It is made of cherry wood and is going to be applied with urushi lacquer. It will become wood grain finish.
The scabbard has inner scabbard that is made of ho wood. Ho is a regular material to make shirasaya.
The inner scabbard can be taken out and opened. It has an equipment to draw it out with a hook.
The hook made of bamboo.
The mount is finished with urushi applying.
It is very beautiful with the wood grain.
The blade is polished up. Then this kaiken is completed.
"Keiun, tsuchinoto-ushi Hachi-gatsu nichi" (2009 August)
The steel is a small wood grain layer pattern. It is visible.
The hamon is konie (small particles) making ko-choji and ko-midare pattern, it is not a simple suguha. It doesn't appear clear utsuri.
As option, we can put some gold mark on the scabbard, for example flowers, dragon, family mark, or so. The extra cost is about 50,000.yen.
(for example => Kaiken)
The system of the double scabbard (Ireko-saya)
This system is better than shirasaya to keep blade clean. When inside of scabbard becomes dirty, shirasaya must be split to clean inside. On the other hand, this system can draw out the inner scabbard easily to clean its inside.