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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.

Forging Japanese Swords DVD

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