Samurai Sword shadow box

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Project by Demy posted 10-03-2019 06:38 PM 901 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this shadow box for my buddy. It holds a WWII Samurai Sword that was given to his grandfather who was a morse code operator during the war. I spent about a month translating the writing on the hilt of the sword. The sword was traditionally made by hand in February, 1939 by Masauji of Minamoto. Really awesome figuring out the history of the sword. The sword below the Samurai sword is a Barone that his grandfather got while island hopping in the Phillippines. He eventually went on to Okinawa and then Tokyo. The box is made from Tiger Wood and trimmed with Black Walnut. I really enjoyed building this box especially with the history of the items inside.

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#2 posted 10-03-2019 11:50 PM

This is one of those rare projects that make it all worth while. All the work learning our skills to put them to use on such a rare and beautiful collectors item and family heirloom. Great job and excellent research work finding the history of the sword.

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