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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 10:48 am    Post subject: Whale "mustache/teeth" tsukamaki in Venice Reply with quote
Hi all.
I would like to share pictures I took of a couple
tsukamaki made out from Whale "moustaches". A third one, almost dismantled, showed what is under the triangular section of the overlapping wrap :
thin sharkskin, dark or blackened.
I believe the Itomaki is "Hosojabaraito
Kumiage" :

Katana :



They feels like hard plastic wires, but much cooler.
Hope you like them.

Carlo
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Looks amazing (although I have doubts if it was practical)
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've handled a couple (not these ones) and I would prefer silk on my sword. Less durable but better grip IMHO.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wierd..so it's the whale's blaleen or whatever it's called that they use to filter out krill and what not when they eat. Man...how long are those strands???
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
MLanteigne wrote:
Wierd..so it's the whale's blaleen or whatever it's called that they use to filter out krill and what not when they eat. Man...how long are those strands???


Can't say... depends on the species I think.
There are some much thicker then those used for the
Tsukamaki.
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you for the pics!

I read a refrence to them in one of my books, but but had thought they were silk floss that had been laquered, interesting that it is not just the name of that particular technique, but actual "whale whiskers".

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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Takeda S.A. wrote:
Thank you for the pics!

I read a refrence to them in one of my books, but but had thought they were silk floss that had been laquered, interesting that it is not just the name of that particular technique, but actual "whale whiskers".

-Takeda


I was referring to the style of wrapping, not the
material. I'm not sure this style is exclusively made with whale whiskers.
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