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Japanese swordmaking videos [Aug. 23rd, 2004|11:47 am]
Doug Ayen
Yay! Just got in a bunch of videos on finishing Japanese swords -- the Gaijin's Guide series. It's a complete series of 7 videos that covers sword straightening (anyone who has heat treated a sword knows the importance of this step), polishing, fittings, and patinization of the final sword. While I'll be using this on mostly knives, I've been trying to get into swords as well -- they're a quantum leap harder than knives.

If anyone in the NoVA area would like to watch the videos along with me, let me know and I'll let you know when I"m planning on watching 'em.

Now, if only I spent more time in the workshop . ..

--doug
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