Two Moons Tsuka Restorations restores, repairs and wraps tsuka (sword handle) from antique tsuka to modern nihonto, iaito and shin-ken used for Iaido and other martial arts.
We offer a tight and durable wrap for your katana, wakizashi or tanto tsuka done in the traditional way. We offer the same quality restoration as we do for our antique and fine art sword collector clients but at a price that is reasonable.
We here at Two Moons use traditional materials and techniques for all our wrapping, restorations and repairs even down to the kusune (pine resin and natane oil) and rice paste glues. The only exception is if the customer requests the modern alternative or if the tsuka needs a stronger glue to repair it, this would only be carried out under the customers direction. By using the most traditional materials and techniques as far as possible we try to give you back your tsuka the same as if it was done 200 years ago.
In conjunction with our tsukamaki service we are now offering 3 package deals.
We will repair minor damage to your tsuka.
Add form and shape.
Fit 2 new same panels and re-drill for the mekugi.
Refit the fuchi and kashira.
Refit menuki at the position of your choosing.
Re-wrap the tsuka with good quality Japanese cotton Ito with rice paper hasi-gami (not cardboard triangles you are starting to see on the Internet).
We will also supply a high quality horn mekugi which we will fit for you or it can be fitted by yourself at a later date.
Before we start any work on your tsuka an email will be sent to you with a complete breakdown of the work to be carried out. No work will be done until you have signed and agreed to the proposed restoration.
One of our aims is to never just wrap a tsuka, we offer to restore it using authentic material's and using traditional technique's.
Cut down your tsuka and re-wrap it with good Japanese cotton Ito and rice paper hasi-gami.
Two moons Tsuka Restorations have been wrapping and restoring tsuka for the antique fine art sword collector for a number of years. We have built up a very good relationship with customers and collectors in Italy and now here in the UK. Because of the change in business we now restore, repair and wrap both antique and modern tsuka.
Over the last few years we have noticed the rise in practitioners of Iaido and other martial arts wanting their tsuka restored, customised and wrapped.
We know that Iaidoka and kendoka demand a very tight and durable wrap so they can practice
their martial art correctly and safely.
We now offer a customisation service so why not turn your modern shin-ken or iaito into something special by adding some period fittings or you may just want a change of fittings and theme.
Customised Practical Pro Katana
we removed all the fittings and Ito that came with the blade and gave it a wrap of brown cotton ito. We then fitted a set of early Edo period Higo fuchi & kashira and fitted a solid iron tsuba with a simple blossom design.
( All fittings were supplied by the customer)
You send us the Ito and the same you want fitted to your tsuka and we will fit and wrap it for you.
We use the some of the best quality Japanese cotton & silk Ito on the market to wrap your tsuka, supplied to us from one of Europe's leading supplier.
Tsuka Wrapping Service
We are still offering our basic tsukamaki service in conjunction with the package deals. If you need your shin-ken or iaito wrapped urgently for a demonstration or important event, we can wrap the tsuka within a week at no extra charge.
Over the last 15 years as a member of the UK To-Ken society we have built up an impressive resource list. We work closely with some of the top dealers in the UK and across Europe, with contacts in Japan itself. If we cant find your dream fuchi or kashira then we can put you in contact with the best craftsman in the UK to get it made.