The next video installment of the Crafting Method section is online! This video covers basic heat treating and finishing the blade prior to starting work on the handle. You can see the entire crafting process outlined in the Crafting Method section of this website!
I’ve just completed the newest addition to my Operator Series blades…the Urinagi Short Sword. Based on a Japanese Nagamaki blade, the Urinagi is scaled down to 30 inches overall making it an excellent companion for survival or tactical applications. This has already become one of my favorite blades and you can be sure I’ll make more of these! Click the images below to go to the Urinagi Short Sword page!
Stay tuned for a the next installment in my Crafting Method Video Series: Heat Treating & Final Sanding!
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The next video installment of the Crafting Method section is online! My apologies on the delay between the forging and the grinding videos…the rest of the series will be released much more frequently.
This video covers the profiling, scale removal, and rough hand sanding of the blade up to the point that it’s ready for heat treating. You can see the entire crafting process outlined in the Crafting Method section of this website!
Welcome to the new re-design of my website! As the tools and technology of web design progress…I try and make sure my own site is making use of it. This site has a real-time scaling feature that will actually change the visual layout of the site for mobile devices with small screens. I’m testing this out here so if the layout looks messed up to you, please let me know! And also let me know what device you were trying to view it on.
I will be greatly expanding my video section in the near future. Along with finishing up the ‘Crafting Method’ video series, I will be adding a new ‘Featured Knife of the Month’ video series. These videos will pick one knife per month, and take you through the specific construction process for ‘that’ knife. You will be able to watch the journey of one knife from the first hand sketch up until the completed knife is being photographed for my site! This video series will start after all of the ‘Crafting Method’ videos have been released.
As always, thanks for the feedback and support and don’t hesitate to message me with any questions or concerns!