Photo Essay: Teaching & Instruction

Talented Vancouver Island photographer Jordan Wende stopped in at the Island Forge in mid-July to listen, learn, and document the atmosphere and some of the work going on. In this installment of the series, candid shots of teaching and instruction along with notes on some of the topics covered in this session.

Photographed and edited by Jordan Wende


Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Sunnobi tanto and sunobe kata
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Sunobe dimensions to finished dimensions ratios
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Traditional sword steel and metallurgy techniques
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Forging and hardening techniques
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Straightening methods
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Charcoal forge fire management
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Forging sunobe, water forging
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Using mukozuchi sledge hammer
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Classical tanto geometry
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Sword construction
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Hammer weights and shapes
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Sunobe length to finished length ratio
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Tang geometry
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Bevel geometry and hamon placement
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Checking the lines
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Questions
Island Blacksmith - Crossed Heart Forge
Review

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