"From Dust to Edge"

September 25, 2011

"From Dust to Edge" is the documentation of a long journey in the efforts of making a blade out of homemade steel. My interest in blades started with the legendary Japanese katana and as a result of wanting to learn more about how they were made I ended up becoming a bladesmith. I combined the traditional Japanese techniques and the current knowledge of the Western smith in this pictorial representation.

This is just incredible, and I encourage you to give it a read even if you think you've zero interest in this sort of thing. It's hard not to appreciate a true craftsman explaining every step of his craft.

(Via an email from Willie Jackson.)

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