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Japanese sword smithing workshop

 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



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