May 25–29, 2020 Koshirae/Shirasaya Course




This Session will be hosted at Gabriel’s Portland, Oregon studio workshop and will be limited to two students.

About the Course

Students will learn how to carve handles (tsuka) and scabbards (saya), as well as fitting tsuba, fitting seppa and fitting fuchigashira to the tsuka. Included in the course is the making of mortise and tenon kojiri and koiguchi, and kurigata made from buffalo horn. Tools used are traditional saws, chisels, knives, and planes and will be on hand for students. Alder wood will be provided, although students may bring their own.

Tools and materials will be provided, but students should have their own sword blades with a well-fitted habaki, plus tsuba and fuchigashira.

Additional information

Reservation Type

Reservation Deposit Only, Full Tuition Payment