Sunday Long-Read: How Japanese Knives Are Made

The full title of this wonderful article is How Japanese Knives Are Made: Behind the Scenes With Master Forgers . It begins with a relatively thorough primer on the basics of Japanese knives, and then it dives deeper in to the manufacturing process by focusing on the forgers of a unique cooperative of knifemakers in Echizen, Japan. From […]

Video: Forging a katana from a coil spring

It has been a while since I have been sucked into a time-lapse forging video, but this one got me. It is by Jake Fowler of Jake’s Custom Knives. Jake is a 22 year old maker who seems to specialize in forging blades from reclaimed steel. His “About Jake” page is really thorough, and apparently […]