A kata is a pattern or form used for study or reference when creating an utsushi blade. The exercise of accurately making kata based on the work of historical smiths is an excellent way to train the eyes, mind, and body to… Continue reading
This is an experiment I did as part of a prototyping project, and was intended to satisfy my curiosity on the performance of sokui (続飯) or rice paste glue. The natural glue contains nothing but delicious Japanese rice and a little bit… Continue reading
A two day collaborative invitational metalworking event hosted by Red Cod Forge in Nanoose Bay, just in time for Father’s Day!
Watch video clips of making, repairing, sharpening, and forging. More to come! vimeo.com/islandblacksmith and more recent content here: youtube.com/user/CrossedHeartForge
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
Davej will be a guest presenter at PechaKucha Nishinomiya #16 on April 19, 2013.
A demonstration for a group of homeschool students and families at the Craig Heritage Park and Museum.
A collaborative instructional blade forging session with a Vancouver Island Blacksmith from Foggy Mountain Forge
We were featured in a well written community profile in the Parksville Qualicum Beach News today
Photos from our first day of weekend demos at Morningstar Farm, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, and the Mooberry Winery.
Fresh photos from the demo at the “Coombs celebrates the French Creek School 100th Anniversary” event.
Starting off the season with beautiful weather and lots of interested visitors made today’s outdoor demonstration an enjoyable event.