Restorations

 

In addition to commissions and my own work, I accept certain restoration jobs. This is a gallery of such completed works.

Tsuba Before
Tsuba Before

16-01-11 Something fun. Here's a little hamidashi tsuba that a client wanted cleaned up. As you can see, there isn't a patina as such, just some random oxidation resulting in some encrustation around the top. There were some hard decisions to make on this, given how scratched and banged up the plate was - but I think a good balance has been struck.

Tsuba After
Tsuba After

16-01-11 And the finished tsuba. That blurry "line" at the top that seems to create a dark and light area is actually the reflection of my camera - the polish is very fine. A straightforward piece to work on, and the client is happy (always a good thing).