I lost the post, but is the gentleman who had the list of books
about tsubas still out there with the listing?
You mentioned ‘‘Pig Iron’’, is that the same metal used by
foundries to make steel? My dictionary takes me around in
circles: pig iron iron cast into pigs (must be room for a pun
here) pig oblong mass of metal which has been poured
into a mould; mould for such a mass; swine and several more
I have made some tools that are basically for Japanese style
repousse. Several tools are used for inlay work but have yet to
try them on iron (panic).
An long ago teacher in Cerritos,California, Joe Girtner, used to
tell the class how he repaired tsubas.
Bill in Vista
2120 25 October1998