Film: The Blacksmith – Tools for Satoyama

The forging of this blade was documented both in photography and video by Jordan Wende. The wakishinobe stage of lengthening and preparing the sunobe were done on the last day of forging at the island kajiba, and the hizukuri was finished and yaki-ire performed at the museum forge.

See the photo essay of the wakashinobe and sunobe stages and photos of the finished work.