Kajioshi Course

About the Course

Kajioshi means “smith shaped” and is the grinding of the blade prior to its being sent to a polisher. It has been observed that Western craftsmen, although comfortable with the technology, have a difficult time shaping the blade into a harmonious form. This course is designed to teach how to see and correct deficiencies in shape and geometry. Students should bring a sword blade where the shape is “just not right”. These will be studied and corrected, either by grinder or by water stone.

Tools and waterstones are provided during class for use.


The price of the course is $580 and is limited to four students. A deposit of $180 is requested, refundable up to 60 days before session begins.

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