Ever wanted to forge a completely functional Japanese sword? This 2-DVD set shows you how. The video starts with blade-smithing fundamentals and moves to increasingly challenging projects as you learn how to make a tanto, a wakizashi and a shinogi-zukuri katana. Whether you’re an experienced smith or you’ve never picked up a hammer before, there’s plenty here for you. Heat treating, forging techniques, grinding and profiling, clay hardening, steel choice, tool & materials — it’s all covered here. The emphasis is on using modern steels and techniques to forge functional blades which share many of the qualities of traditional blades. 2 DVDs, shot in High-Def for maximum clarity. Nearly 3 hours.