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The Sword Maker: A Dying Art

Hits: 9987 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 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 11:23:14 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 9:27:36 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 12:42:28 AM
Awesome.

I-IS-BORED
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2432 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 10:28:40 PM
@PhotoKing
if you wanted it to be sharp/usable you would be better off with a modern machined sword

mykunter
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2095 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 7:50:59 PM
There was a fascinating episode of NOVA called Secrets of the Samurai Sword...

If you liked this post, I highly recommend watching.

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:35:30 PM
@heavypred
While I appreciate your spirit and gumption, I'd much rather stick with my mossberg shotgun. I guarantee you they will all be head shots.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:20:51 PM
They're not sold for use, PhotoKing. They're sold for tradition. They have a cultural value in some places.

I'm sure he charges a lot. A top-end sword is days of work by someone who spent years training in a rare skill, and that's expensive. Swords have always been very expensive except for when and where mass production of mediocre quality swords was possible. I doubt if you'd get much change from $5000 for a large sword from a master swordsmith.

Smittins
Male, 13-17, Australia
 41 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 6:04:49 PM
more of this please :)

puppies04
Male, 18-29, Europe
 594 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 3:15:32 PM
Keep your swords heavypred, because if i miss with my bullet I can fire another one. If you miss with your sword you are getting eaten bwhah ha ha ha

ctobin34
Male, 18-29, Western US
 66 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 2:47:23 PM
that's no Hanzo steel.

PhotoKing
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 523 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 2:23:50 PM
i didn't think that many people still used swords. i suppose they use them in ceremony, but how battle sharp do they really need to be? he either charges much, or he does something else with them.

GRadde
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 1:31:30 PM
Oooooh, I want one. Of the swords, I mean.

YIELD_TO_ME
Male, 18-29, Western US
 217 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 1:25:18 PM
There was nothing really there about sword making.

heavypred
Male, 30-39, Europe
 236 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 1:24:55 PM
He's gonna be a millionaire when zombie apocalypse comes down. It's not easy to make a headshot with every round, but katana, well, that's another thing xD

thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 12:54:08 PM
He's just a wannabe

RecycleElf
Male, 18-29, Europe
 3632 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 12:29:24 PM
that's kinda neat

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1287 Posts
Sunday, November 20, 2011 11:59:45 AM
Link: The Sword Maker: A Dying Art [Rate Link] - One of Japan's last remaining swordsmiths, Korehira Watanabe attempts to recreate the mythical Koto sword.


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