Dead Reed Kozuka and Historical Shear Steel Kogatana

This piece is a collaboration with Scott Roush at Big Rock Forge.  Scott forged and finished the kogatana from historical shear steel and completed the project by taking some really lovely photos of the  piece. The kozuka is my take on a Mitsuoki Otsuki piece that was done originally in copper and gold. Here, I have rendered it in mild steel, shinchu and native copper.  

 

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Mild steel kozuka
Mild steel kozuka

Mild steel kozuka with native copper and shinchu inlay

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Mild steel kozuka
Mild steel kozuka

Mild steel kozuka with native copper and shinchu inlay

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Mild steel kozuka with kogatana
Mild steel kozuka with kogatana

Mild steel kozuka with native copper, shinchu inlay and historical shear steel kogatana

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Mild steel kozuka with kogatana
Mild steel kozuka with kogatana

Mild steel kozuka with native copper, shinchu inlay and historical shear steel kogatana

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