SOTW #15 - Museum Forge Project

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Read more about this project here: http://islandblacksmith.ca/2017/01/building-traditional-swordsmith-forge/
Serious students of the forge can watch the full process and see more traditional Japanese swordsmith style forge construction here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi9Sh2Dt65U&list=PLBJ5AOs7cMwCSinW7foaiHFZKbZDkasQL&index=1

Most of history was forged with very simple equipment made from found and natural materials. A basic charcoal forge can be made with clay, brick, or even mud and stone.

Traditional Japanese swordsmithing forges are purpose-built with certain design elements specific to the tasks involved in tanren and hizukuri. This is a short overview of a 7 part series to illustrate several of the features that are common to this type of construction and follow the process of crafting a functioning swordsmith’s forge at a museum on Vancouver Island.

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