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Build Log - Hira Zukuri Tachi


Authentic tachi were forged during the Kotō period, before 1596. With a few exceptions katana and tachi can be distinguished from each other if signed, by the location of the signature (mei) on the tang (nakago). 385 more words


"Intro to Bladesmithing" Class

Hudson River Ironworks presents an Intro To Bladesmithing Saturday October 4, 2014. In this hands on class students will learn the fundamentals of knife making including forging a blade from 1084 steel, oil hardening, tempering and sharpening. 33 more words


State of the Forge, 9.14.14

Well I haven’t given an update in 2 weeks now, but there are reasons for that. The first one is the move. Me and my fiancé did get everything moved over here over Labor Day weekend, but not much got unpacked. 287 more words


Come and help us Light up the Hill!

Light up the Hill is an amazing lantern lit night time procession up Wincobank Hill. The event combines darkness and light, trees and fire and music and drama to help bring the ancient history of Wincobank Hillfort to life.  115 more words

Roots Of Iron

Last NBCC show of 2014

Not quite the end of the show season yet…..

The Dorset County Show is happening this weekend at Cokers Frome Showground just outside Dorchester.

For more details check out the recent Dorset County Show post

Blacksmith Competition

The Professor Becomes the Student

I have conceived of sabbatical as a time to indulge in a scholarly project that, I suppose you could say, manifests my expertise on a particular subject: I am the super-teacher for the object of my research, which is a narrow but wonderful slice of architectural history.   693 more words


2014 ABANA Conference Amigos

Hello All,
It has been a while and I know many of you see my posts on Facebook as well, but for those that don’t I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you of the great time I had at the ABANA Conference 13-16 August. 473 more words