July 18-22, 2022 Basic Japanese Sword Forging Course


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About the Course

This is a hands-on course designed to give the student a working familiarity with the tools and metals utilized in the forging of a Japanese sword blade.

Each student will forge their own blade of at least wakizashi length from forge-welded steel cable. Skills learned will include forging, grinding, filing and heat-treating, with attendant emphasis on metallurgy and proper shaping and aesthetics.

All tools, fuel, and material included.  Lunch is also provided.


The price of the course is $2075 and is limited to a maximum of four students per session. A deposit of $500 is required for reservations with the remaining tuition of due  a week before the first day of class.