Bladesmithing at the Museum Forge

Forging a forest kotanto in the swordsmith forge. The starting material was a harrow tooth, the finished blade is hirazukuri, iori mune, 140mm / 5.5″ nagasa, with a sturdy 6.5mm motokasane. The finish will be tsuchime (hammer texture) so there was no filing or polishing before yaki-ire, which was done at my forge for the dim and consistent light conditions.

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