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The Sword Maker: A Dying Art

One of Japan`s last remaining swordsmiths, Korehira Watanabe attempts to recreate the mythical Koto sword.

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The Sword Maker: A Dying Art. One of Japan`s last remaining swordsmiths, Korehira Watanabe attempts to recreate the mythical Koto sword.
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11547 Posts
Monday, November 21, 2011 8:51:41 PM
I'm sure he`s aware of that. In the video, he addresses the fact that others who practice his craft are "responding to modern times" and not carrying on traditions in sword making.


Maybe they are in Japan, but there are traditional swordsmiths elsewhere. There are some who use presses, machine hammers or even just machine a blade from a bar, but there are others who do it old school style; forge, hammer and anvil. I`ve even seen people using authentic replicas of Anglo-Saxon smithies, with nothing in the building that wouldn`t have been in one ~1000-1500 years ago.

sbeelz
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2869 Posts
Monday, November 21, 2011 11:23:13 AM
@Victory7 - I'm sure he`s aware of that. In the video, he addresses the fact that others who practice his craft are "responding to modern times" and not carrying on traditions in sword making.

Victory7
Male, 18-29, Western US
 362 Posts
Monday, November 21, 2011 9:27:35 AM
Little does he know, there are on ever-increasing number of quality Western and Eastern swordsmiths popping up in Europe and America every week. If anything the art is being rejuvenated throughout the world.

Ordovicia
Male, 18-29, Canada
 14 Posts
Monday, November 21, 2011 12:42:27 AM
Awesome.

I-IS-BORED
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2432 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 10:28:39 PM
@PhotoKing
if you wanted it to be sharp/usable you would be better off with a modern machined sword

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