Strict Apprenticeship causing shortage of Japanese Swordsmiths

FORGE FRIDAY! So you think you want to be a swordsmith apprentice, huh? Try four years of constant pine charcoal cutting before you ever get to hammer hot steel! #apprentice #knifemaking #cartercutlery #artisan #knifemaker #mastersmith #murraycarter #knife #knives #commitment #knivesofinstagram #knifestagram #knifecommunity #knifeplanet #knifefans #bladesmith #handforged #forged #staysharp #bladesmithing A post shared by Carter Cutlery […]

Why Steel?

  Ever since I was a kid I wondered why most tools were made of some type of steel. A quick search online will show you I am not alone. It is a common and legitimate question. So why are most hand held tools (including weapons) made out of some type of iron based alloy […]