one of my favorite commissions ever . I was asked by BioWare video game company to create the Dragon Age Inquisituin broadsword . I made 2, 200 layer billets of Damascus from high nickel and hi carbon steel here is the making of video: https://youtu.be/LCaonBuiXZc
Recently I had the pleasure of hosting licensed Japanese sword Smith Taro Asano when he visited Edmonton from Japan. For the Nait course in Japanese sword forging.He forged Tamahagane ( traditional hand smelted steel) into a solid mass,in a traditional Japanese charcoal forge using the wooden Bellows . The CBC came to my studio on the Friday before the workshop to interview Fusataro ( his sword maker name )here's the clip : http://www.cbc.ca/1.3806470
An article from the edmonton examiner: http://www.edmontonexaminer.com/2015/11/04/edmonton-blacksmith-discusses-his-career-and-the-culture-of-the-trade
I've been really fortunate as of late to receive a couple really nice unsolicited media articles. Here are some link to the video . "Who does that job" http://alberta.ctvnews.ca/who-does-that-job
Front Step Forge has been involved in some fascinating custom and one of a kind projects over the last 20 plus years of hand forging metal. out that time we have always kept stocks of coat hooks, bathroom hardware, candle holders and handmade tools. Here is the online portion for my website. if you don't see it just ask.