Spear case 槍桐箱

19 July 2017 ● 1 min read ● 5 images

Commission of a display case for an ancient spear. 

Wood and technique: Paulownia 桐, handcrafted hidden joints. 

Features: sliding lid, hand carved crest on lid. 

Interesting notes: 

We had a special licence issued to hold onto this piece and while a licence is not needed to have and use a three times larger fish knife, this blade is considered a weapon. The price for sharpening the spear goes over ¥300,000. Since there is not intention of using it, I'll try to get the commission to just make it shine for a far more manageable price. 

Process and workshop album: https://goo.gl/THMdHD

This is so cool!

Great work!

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Francisco Martinez

I'm an architect in Tokyo, Japan

Enjoying countryside living and woodwork. Looking forward to co-workshop, creative collaborations and new friends!

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