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LongWire
11-27-2011, 14:11
Fascinating!!!!

http://vimeo.com/32113233

Peregrino
11-27-2011, 14:26
Thank you for finding and sharing.

Sarski
11-27-2011, 17:49
Awesome. Adding to my Christmas wish list, but I'd probably poke my eye out.

adal
11-27-2011, 18:08
Passing on traditions like they are supposed to be. Not watered down by modern times.
Good stuff.

JJ_BPK
11-27-2011, 18:26
Thanks.. I have always loved the look and craftsmanship that goes into the Japanese blades. :lifter

Spitfire34
11-27-2011, 18:52
That is an amazing skill, as far as I know it takes around 30+ years to complete the apprenticeship in Japan. In the days of the Samurai, if a warrior's sword broke in battle it was legal and customary for the Samurai or a member of his family to return to the swordmaker and forcibly insert the peices of the broken sword into the swordmaker's anus, I imagine quality control was a major interest of the swordmaker.

The Reaper
11-28-2011, 18:04
That is an amazing skill, as far as I know it takes around 30+ years to complete the apprenticeship in Japan. In the days of the Samurai, if a warrior's sword broke in battle it was legal and customary for the Samurai or a member of his family to return to the swordmaker and forcibly insert the peices of the broken sword into the swordmaker's anus, I imagine quality control was a major interest of the swordmaker.

Now that's a helluva return policy. :D

TR

mark46th
11-28-2011, 20:15
Good stuff. Now I need to watch a Zatoichi movie...

x SF med
11-29-2011, 13:43
The passion for the craft reminds me of some knifemakers I've met... no names, Bill, Curt, Mark, Gary, Chris, Mick, Ken, et al. but you know who you are.

Amazing piece, thanks.

Bill Harsey
12-01-2011, 08:12
LongWire,
Great post, thank you. :lifter

LongWire
12-05-2011, 17:39
LongWire,
Great post, thank you. :lifter

Bill, I knew that you would appreciate that.....as always.