Blowing Edge Inlay Replacement
Kinko Style Inlay
This inlay was badly chipped, including some of the bamboo on the edge. It had to be extracted and replaced.
The new inlay made of Water Buffalo Horn. The missing bamboo area was built up with CA glue mixed with bamboo dust.
Kinko replacements are $145.
Tozan style Utaguchi
A new Ivory inlay being fitted.
Ivory is used only when requested, In this case, it was the original material. The Ivory I use are off-cuts obtained from an Ivory crafting family in Japan. These would normally be discarded. I try to work with a green approach in every aspect of my traditional work. Tozan style inlays are more time consuming to insert.
The cost is $160