More about making softwood charcoal: How Charcoal is Made
Forging a spring tip cheese knife, along with some finished works from the Culinary Project.
More about making blacksmithing charcoal: How Charcoal is Made
Three reasons why *you* need a Japanese swordsmith’s hammer for forging knives. Size – the small face is better suited for working on a narrow target, keeping the hammer from hitting the anvil as the bevel gets thinner Weight – though the… Continue reading
Another piece of Canadian history is restored to working order and finds its place in the Island Blacksmith workflow. I have had an old hand powered post drill for about twenty years now, but have never made a hole with it. My… Continue reading
A discarded sledge hammer head finds new purpose as a specialized bladesmithing hammer for heavy hand forging. A Japanese style smithing hammer is a specialized tool for forging thin, flat surfaces such as blades and saws. It has an off-centre weight distribution… Continue reading