Japanese Samurai Sword - Buddhist Menuki Tutorial #6 Here are some superb Buddhist Menuki for Japanese Samurai Swords, all in Shakudo and Gold and Copper and Silver. Wonderful detail, wonderful workmanship. Then I compare to some solid gold ones shown earlier.
Victorian Jewelry ("Madame Olenska" from "The Age of Innocence" soundtrack by Elmer Bernstein) The astonishing elegance and diversity of styles and motifs that characterizes the jewelry of the Victorian Era exerts a powerful allure on people, not limited to the antique enthusiasts. This video outlines the different themes, materials and techniques, such as the extraordinary use of enamel (cloisonné, champlevé), that mark the jewelry creations of this period. The inspiration to make this video was drawn from the Oscar-winning movie "The Age of Innocence", directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder and Daniel Day-Lewis, a magnificent movie which not only perfectly captures the quintessence of the period, but also features close shots of beautiful Victorian adornments (bracelets, earrings, pendants, etc.). Buy Music:
Stardust-sound horizon HD version w/ lyrics I do not own this video but this is clearer than the last one lyrics: (kanojo koso watashi no ERISU nano darou ka) Osoroi ne wata***achi kore de osoroi ne aa shiawase (humming) stardust! Onna wa monoiwanu kawaii dake no Doll (dooru) jan ai wa Itoshii anata wakette? Chippoke na monomitasu tame no dougu janai wa --Tsukiyo no "another (anaza)" wa katte? Kubi wo shimerea shimaru ni kimatteru janai --Luna (runa) ga anata wo kuwaseta no? Datte shouganai janai ai***e shi mattan da mono --Stella (sutera) ga watashi wo kuwaseta no wa naze? Makka no dress (doresu) Makka na Heel (hiru) Makka na rouge (ruuji) Makka na rose (rosu) Surechigau otoko-tachi dare mo ga furikaeru... Hidarite ni wa hamataba migite ni wa yakusoku wo ha shiri da***a shoudou wa mou tomaranai... Osoroi ne wata***achi kore de osoroi ne aa shiawase... Anata no shiroi Shirt(shatsu) mo ima wa azayakana Scarlet (sukaaretto) Osoroi ne wata***achi kore de osoroi ne aa shiawase... (Kuzu demo kamawanai wa! It suka hoshi ni nareru nara, kagayaiteru? Nee... watashi kagayaiteru!) "Kirei na hoshizora ne"... sore wa tsuyayaka na onna no tameiki "Kimi no hou ga kiarei dayo"... sore wa amai otoko na sasayaki Yozora wo migeru koibito-tachi arifureta fuukei Kurikaesareru koimoyou honno sasai na koto Sonna kimagure na hito wo eien dato shinjitari ***e Sonna futashika na mono wo unmei dato shinjitari ***e Naitari warattari ai***ari mikundori ***e Sono tsukanoma karuka kakou no hikari ni omoi hasetari ***e Ano hoshiboshi ...
Utsushi - in search of Katsuhira's tiger. Part 1 A short documentary film that follows classical Japanese metal artist Ford Hallam as he recreates a lost masterpiece by the 19th century Mito tsuba artist, Hagia Katsuhira. The project and filming was funded by Mr Bob Morrison and took place from June to October 2009. Filmed and directed by Brad Schaffer Produced by Richard Moerdyk and Fixer Film http For more details about the project please visit my blog spot here; To learn more about the techniques of classical Japanese decorative metalwork please visit our forum; We also have available for download text files of the audio in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Greek and German. You'll find them on our forum here; To see more of Ford's work please visit
Utsushi - in search of Katsuhira's tiger. Part 2 A short documentary film that follows classical Japanese metal artist Ford Hallam as he recreates a lost masterpiece by the 19th century Mito tsuba artist, Hagia Katsuhira. The project and filming was funded by Mr Bob Morrison and took place from June to October 2009. Filmed and directed by Brad Schaffer Produced by Richard Moerdyk and Fixer Film http For more details about the project please visit my blog spot here; To learn more about the techniques of classical Japanese decorative metalwork please visit our forum; We also have available for download text files of the audio in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Greek and German. You'll find them on our forum here; To see more of Ford's work please visit
Chromonyx Eye Animation Just a 10 second animation i did for the opening when i put up my comic.
Japanese Traditional Metal Casting Melting metal to create artwork. This is a video which shows a rare method of blending different metals to make one artwork. By Eitoku Sugimori, resarcher of plastic expression, Japanese aesthetics and art history, author of Japanese Patinas and Japanese Metalsmithing Patination.
Commentaries of Fail - He's either Hulk or Delusional This is what happens when you defend something that isn't worth defending
Oni Fuchi Kashira, Very Rare, for Japanese Samurai Sword This Fuchi Kashira is of a type I have never seen before in my 38 year career. It is called "Oni Nanako" meaning "Devil" Nanako --- in other words it hurts the heck out of your hands when you hold or touch it. Useful, I suppose, for hitting your enemies with the pommel end or at least rasping their faces. Made and signed by a famous maker of Samurai Sword fittings. I just thought maybe everyone would like to see such a rare and unusual piece .....
OMD--New Head Some of my metal art work done in precious, semi-precious metals(sterling silver, shibuichi,shakudo...), and steel along with some music by OMD. New Head from the Universal CD
Samurai Armour, Helmet and Katana blade, shakudo, tanto Edo -period Samurai Armour, Helmet and Katana blade, shakudo, tanto Location: British Museum, London, UK
Samurai Armor and Sword--Himeji Castle Armor & Sword display inside Himeji Castle.
尺度（Live） Shakudo Revolution Live 4 @ Battle-Stage Kumamoto, 2010/02/27 Vocal. Aya Takami Guitar. Tatsuzo Kobayashi Bass. Ohta Drums. Mal
Hanwei Perfomance XL Katana The katana features a Shinogi-Zukuri blade geometry, and a medium length Kissaki. The Saya is standard honoki. the blade features a Wave-pattern Hamon, on a differentially hardened 1065 carbon blade tempered in the traditional style. The Tsuka features a shakudo Cherry blossom Menuki, and Blackened featureless Iron kashirae and tsuba. The Tsuka core is tight to the Nagako, which i haven't seen yet, and probably won't until i overhaul the entire blade. The core is tsukagawa, over faux rayskin, over wood. The edge is extremely (EXTREMELY) sharp. the Seppa' and the habaki are brass. Everything is tight, and i'm very satisfied with this production class blade.. It cuts clean ( given the proper form and technique ) and is a very tough and resilient blade. The point of balance is five inches forward of the habaki. only three things to be desired, are the leather ito, the faux rayskin, and the menuki. The blade out of the saya weighs about 2.1 pounds, altogether 2.5 pounds give or take an ounce. Tsuka: 11 inches. Nagasa: 28 inches. This blade is double pegged for more aggressive cutting on harder targets such as bamboo and dowel wrapped in Tatami-Omote. This is the Performance XL from the Hanwei Practical Series. This is my first of many uploads. When the weather warms up i will upload some tameshigiri videos, which will most likely be delayed due to the availability of tatami Omote in my area. If you would like to see what this baby can do, there's a member of the UBC called ...
Samurai Sword Incredibly Beautiful Gold Phoenix Fuchi Kashira Incredibly beautiful Japanese Samurai Sword Gold Fuchi Kashira, Late Edo period. www.japanese-fuchi-, Old Edo Japanese Samurai Sword Gold Phoenix Fuchi Kashira
Chromonyx Eye Animation BETA second try, and it really works. now thats how you really blink.
My Dad & My Dog I took this vid while I was visiting my dad over the summer. my dog, Shakudo, is a very good jumper & I wanted to show it off, but... I zoomed in when I shouldn't have. But either way I hope you enjoy seeing my dog! ^-^
Japanese Samurai Sword - Shakudo Nanako Fuchi Kashira Well, this video shows not one but two sets of Shakudo Nanako Fuchi Kashira - the signed Carp by a Hirata worker is a Daimyo level piece, as all the Hirata workers will only allowed to produce for the Daimyo of Japan.
The use of the Japanese metal work tool, hisage. A short clip showing the correct use of the traditional Japanese metal artists refining tool, the hisage. Demonstrated by Ford Hallam.