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leather tsuba
Kingfisher Leather Tsuba (hand guard)
 
 
This tsuba is ordered to your specifications (see instructions below) and will fit most bokken. Note: If intended for a non Kingfisher bokken, the blade section must have a continuous taper as the tsuba relies on a tight friction fit and requires that the blade gets thicker toward the tsuka (handle) in order to seat properly
 
The leather used for this product is perfectly uniform and pre-stretched to form a strong, tight fit that adapts itself to any change in the weapon, whether from impact or humidity fluctuation. The leather is industrial grade, uniform, smooth and of the highest quality. It is produced by the sole US manufacturer of leather belting for machine tool drives. The tsuba is precisely wound, trimmed, dyed and polished to a deep red burgundy luster.  
 

On the left and above, is a solid ebony bokken with its leather tsuba.

The Kingfisher leather tsuba, due to its custom nature and expense is recommended for specific situations as follows:

 

 
1) Kingfisher Bokken of very high quality (grade L7 Hickory or better and special wood selections)
2) In circumstances where utterly reliable hand protection is required.
3) For non Kingfisher bokken of very high quality
4) In circumstances where it is impractical to send a bokken back to Kingfisher for the fitting of a bamboo tsuba. (note: the leather tsuba can be sized and fitted without the bokken by following the directions below but in order to fit a bamboo tsuba, we must have the bokken here.
 
To custom order a leather tsuba for an existing bokken it is necessary to take an exact measurement of the circumference of the blade. The measurement is made by wrapping a piece of tape around the blade section in the desired position of the tsuba. Carefully mark the tape where it overlaps itself. Remove the tape and lay it flat to determine the dimension.
 
 
TO CONVERT INCHES TO MILLIMETERS; MULTIPLY X 25.4
If your bokken circumference measurement falls outside of the range allowed below (85 - 110mm) simply enter your measurement in the text box below entitled "comment". We will contact you if there is a problem or if there will be an additional cost before charging your card.

Leather Tsuba
 
  Quantity in Basket: None
Code: leatsu
Price: $102.50
Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds
 
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