This page is dedicated solely to the work of my apprentice, Josiah Boomershine. A place for Josiah to showcase and sell his available work. This also helps him to earn an income and learn the business end of the craft while apprenticing full time.
Every blade he makes is fully inspected by me and receives my full endorsement prior to sale.
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Shobu Zukuri Aikuchi tanto Hamon; is gunome midare and has much activity including ashi that extend down to the edge and are visible in the photos. Hada; is fine ko-itame and is quite visible along the entire ji. Length; 12 in Cutting edge; 8.5 in Width at machi;24 mm Yasurimei; kesho Koshirae; The blade is fully mounted in aikuchi style with buffalo horn fittings and straight leather handle wrap. The saya is lightly textured and feels very organic in hand. The menuki are gold plated laborers I had picked up ten or so years ago. Habaki; is a rarely seen high quality two piece silver and gold tomoyasuri. Price $2600
Recently Polished Hira Zukuri tanto with decorative grooves:
This blade has the profile characteristics of late Heian to early Kamakura period tanto. It is recently fully polished and the very active hamon can be viewed quite well, and displays a strong and wide gunome pattern including ashi. The hada is made up of tight itame and is quite bold when held to the light. The blade is hand forged and is adorned with decorative hand-cut and polished grooves to accentuate the overall package. I wanted to include different types of grooves on each side as I believe that they work well with this blade style adding a touch of class. The blade is well-outfitted with shirasaya and copper yujo (cat-scratch) habaki both of which are finished to the highest standards. The blade is ready for shipping or can be further outfitted with battle mounts. Blade specs; Hamon; Irregular semicircular waves (Gunome) including ashi
Steel type; W-1
File marks; Kesho Overall length; 11.75 in Blade length; 8-7/8 in Width at machi; 1-1/8 in Thickness as machi; 5/16 in Curvature; Mu-zori (straight) Mune; Iori Grooves; Bo-hi (ura side) Goma hashi (omote side) Hada; fine itame Habaki; copper yujo with rokusho patina showing the chrystaline structure. Polish and waxed shirasaya. (resting scabbard)
Price: $3000 Sept Sale $2600
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This blade is a long wakizashi or short katana. The temper pattern is very active and attractive and has a strong turn back in the o-kissaki. It is quite wide at the machi making it feel substantial in the hand. The polish is up to kaise-do and would be ready for fittings and finish polish next.
Length overall; 31 in
width at machi; 37.5 mm
cutting edge length; 24.5 in
width at yokote; 18 mm
thickness at machi;5.5 mm
Mune; Mitsu mune
Sori curvature; 1 in
Price;$1400 Sept Sale; $1000
This utility knife is rather special because it displays the fine work of Enomoto Sadahito. During his last visit to the states he left some steel that he had made to us to work with and this is the result! The Hamon is a gentle notare with interesting activity seen throughout. When held in hand the habuchi can be seen as very tight and distinct which shows the skill of the person that made the steel. The hada is a mix of mokume and itame. The copper habaki is migaki (polished finish) and given a rokusho color treatment revealing the crystalline structure of the metal. It also has a high quality shirasaya that when held in the light shows some tiger striping in the grain. It is signed Sadanobu, the characters that were given to me by both Rick and Sadahito.
Cutting edge; 10.8 cm Overall blade; 7 in Width at machi; 1.2 cm Habaki; Polished and iro-age treated copper
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