So here is my first attempt at a Tsuba (Hand Gaurd)
I found the design on Thingiverse (Thanks guy)
Printed with 2.0mm walls, .2mm layer height, 40% fill, Black and Red PLA, bed heat on, 210C Temp
Total print cost: $1.20, about 2 hours, no finishing required.
It slid on pretty well, decently tight fit but no need to file. It did however have a pretty big gap at the top (between the owl's eyes) so we did have to wedge it, but, for the most part, it is pretty secure. I'll see if it lasts!
So this was printed for Alan's Bokuto. His blog is
and he runs the