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Walter Sorrells is a swordsmith who forges art swords and knives designed to appeal to the collector of Japanese-influenced blades.

Having studied a number of Japanese sword arts, Walter demands that his work not only be attractive, but durable and accurate in their details. Walter forges a wide variety of blade types, from high performance blades inspired — but not limited by — the Japanese tradition, to very traditionally made blades forged from folded tamahagane, the traditional steel used by Japanese smiths for over a thousand years.

Ever wanted to make knives or swords?  Walter continues to expand his instructional video output, this time with a video aimed at all knifemakers.  The hour and twenty-five minute video — Tools for the Knifemaker — outlines all the tools you’ll need to start making knives.  The good news…you can get started on this absorbing hobby for around a hundred bucks.  Click on the VIDEOS tab at the top of the page for more info.



For the first time in a year or so, Walter has several Japanese style blades available.  Both are tantos.  Check 'em out on the FOR SALE tab!




Click HERE to download a free pdf -- Five Killer Tips for the Knifemaker.  Walter's top tips for getting started as a knifemaker!



Check out Walter's instructional videos.  The series includes videos covering forging Japanese swords, blade polishing, making hamons and clay hardening, mounting blades, and making various sword fittings including habakis, fuchi/kashiras, guards, etc.  Click the VIDEOS tab above.

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