I wanted my Katana to be my own so I started making my own parts. So Far I've made the seppa, fuchi, kashira, menuki, and mekugi out of brass ( menuki is pewter). I have also made my own tsuka with more curve and a little longer wrapping it fully in green same. The wrap is to follow shortly after I have wrapped my practice tsuka a few more times.
P.S. Welding thin brass is a pain in the .....well you get the idea