Forging a Tanto from a Carriage Leaf Spring


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**The heating time has been edited out and some of the tang work is missing due to battery issues.

The blade shape is based on the Aizu Shintogo kata: islandblacksmith.ca/2014/04/aizu-shintogo-kunimitsu-tanto-kata/

Making the most of the fire, hammer, and anvil to prepare the steel to be refined and smoothed…read more about this foundational stage: Tanto Blade (Forging)

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