The Path of Customization for an Elite Bare Blade

GREG

Nidan Shotokan Karate-Do
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I bought this ronin katana elite bare blade for the purpose of customizing it. Here is what I plan to go with so far...

Tsuka:
New tsuka core.
Same (black) Full wrap.
Katate-maki (battle wrap) w/ the top/bottom folded portions done tsumami-maki style.
Ito- silk, either dk green, dk brown, or black. I really like the idea of the dk green tho.

Custom Fittings:
Fuchi/kashira, seppa, and single habaki w/ cat scratch done in Fine Silver.

Saya:
Standard saya w/ gloss black lacquer and 6" rattan wrap.

Still tossing around ideas on the tsuba, haven't quite figured out what I am looking for but I have a couple of ideas I am thinking of. I'll post those pics when I get the chance.
 

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