This site is an archive of photos of finished blades made by Brian Madigan. 

The blades are photographed using a flat bed laser scanner.



- osoraku zukuri tanto

forged from 1075 monosteel

Nagasa is 13". Motokasane is 0.25" (thickness at munemachi) with some sori.

Hamon is based on notare made mostly of konie [small particles] with fine togariba

Copper habaki is of one piece construction with tsuchime (hammered) finish, with burnished bevels that are intended to follow the blade's geometry.

Update (2006/8/23): blade is polished and ready for mounting in shira-saya


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