This newly released documentary book project is the result of many weeks of editing and design work and can be enjoyed by the collector, enthusiast, and craftsman alike. It contains over 200 photos and highlights more than 30 knives spanning the past decade of work at Crossed Heart Forge since relocating from Japan in 2011. Hardcover, A4 landscape coffee table size, full colour, 92 pages.
“It arrived today—absolutely gorgeous book filled with beautiful photos and very inspiring work!”Netherlands
“Thank you for the beautiful book! I love your work, and this book gives me a little peek behind the scenes and a lot of inspiration. Glad to have this one on my bookshelf.”Canada
“Thank you for your beautiful works. I’ve just ordered the book. I’m really looking forward to seeing it.”Japan
“Just got my copy. Absolutely stunning book. Now all I need is to accompany it with one of your blades!”USA
“I love the book so much I purchased an additional copy for my sensei.”USA
Includes photos of forges and workspaces since moving from Japan in 2011, a tanto section with full spreads and specifications for ten featured works along with photos of several others, a section on outdoor knives and the Tools for Satoyama project, an almost 60-photo visual process overview, a selection of forging photos taken by photographer Jordan Wende, overview articles on charcoal making and yaki-ire, and a basic tanto glossary and list of sword terminology.
After the cost of printing a percentage will go to support launching the next season of work at the forge. Order directly shipped from the printer.