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
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