Mar 25th, '18, 08:31
Posts: 10
Joined: Mar 25th, '18, 08:20

My new tetsubin!! I got a fews questions

by Puerh3 » Mar 25th, '18, 08:31

249E027D-ECA0-4D72-8C20-CC534FB9E4DC.jpeg
249E027D-ECA0-4D72-8C20-CC534FB9E4DC.jpeg (51.67 KiB) Viewed 248 times
06472C39-F137-4E92-865F-341D85398836.jpeg
06472C39-F137-4E92-865F-341D85398836.jpeg (47.98 KiB) Viewed 248 times
280CAA78-E87E-49DF-B952-5CD8A917AE93.jpeg
280CAA78-E87E-49DF-B952-5CD8A917AE93.jpeg (44.88 KiB) Viewed 248 times
Hi !



I just bought a kunzan tetsubin, oni arare 1.8 liters that seem to be popular on this site.

Mine don’t have a hollow handle according to hojo.

But I wonder if it made using a clay mold?

And if it is all handmade or half hand made half industrial.

Plus, it had rust spot in it even before I start using it, is it normal? Will the rust got all the way tru and make a hole??

Thank you!! 😁
Last edited by Puerh3 on Mar 25th, '18, 14:03, edited 1 time in total.

Mar 31st, '18, 17:09
Posts: 31
Joined: Feb 2nd, '15, 08:35
Location: Finland

Re: My new tetsubin!! I got a fews questions

by Nebs » Mar 31st, '18, 17:09

Congrats on you new tetsubin!

Pretty much all tetsubins are made with molds. The molds for high-end tetsubins are made by hand. Kunzan makes their clay molds by hand, but uses them couple times before discarding the mold. The molds for the most high-end tetsubins are used only once, which shows in the price. Industrial production uses dry or sand molds.

However with Oni-Arare pattern the mold may be used only once, because it can destroy or damage the mold. So your Kunzan is fully handmade.

The rust spots are normal. As long as you dry the tetsubin properly after each use there will be no problem so enjoy using it! If you want you can boil some green tea leaves in it as they help you to get rid of the rust.

Apr 2nd, '18, 09:29
Posts: 10
Joined: Mar 25th, '18, 08:20

Re: My new tetsubin!! I got a fews questions

by Puerh3 » Apr 2nd, '18, 09:29

Nebs wrote: Congrats on you new tetsubin!

Pretty much all tetsubins are made with molds. The molds for high-end tetsubins are made by hand. Kunzan makes their clay molds by hand, but uses them couple times before discarding the mold. The molds for the most high-end tetsubins are used only once, which shows in the price. Industrial production uses dry or sand molds.

However with Oni-Arare pattern the mold may be used only once, because it can destroy or damage the mold. So your Kunzan is fully handmade.

The rust spots are normal. As long as you dry the tetsubin properly after each use there will be no problem so enjoy using it! If you want you can boil some green tea leaves in it as they help you to get rid of the rust.
Cool! Thank for the info! I absolutely love my tetsubin!

+ Post Reply