Case Study: Making the Mountain Kotanto
A long time in coming, this is a photographic and video documentation of the entire process of making a Tools for Satoyama style knife. Includes captioned photos, overview videos for each stage, and links to full process videos.
The finished blade is just under 5.75″ long and the overall length is about 10.25″. The spine at the munemachi is about 5mm thick.
Materials: reclaimed harrow tooth steel, copper electrical washer, Nootka Cypress, Maple, cotton cord, natural urushi lacquer, tea leaves, Bamboo.
See the process: Making the Mountain Kotanto