The video contains information about:
* Clay layout
* Heat treating
* Tools and Materials
* Sources of Supplies
* Reference Material
In the video you'll see close-up multi-angle footage of how I lay out clay for a variety of hamons including choji (clove blossom), suguha (straight), hitatsura (full temper), and a bunch of others. The focus of the video is on clay layout and technique, but there's also information about heat treating differentially hardened blades, as well as some information about my hybrid polishing methods. The stuff about heat treating and polishing is necessarily a little more superficial than the information about claying up blades -- but it's enough to get people started.
Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Price: $40 + shipping ($5 in North America or $10 international)
If anybody is interested in more details, just shoot me an email or check my site. I've also got DVDs available on other aspects of making Japanese blades -- including forging, polishing and mounting. Search Don's forum or check my site for more info.
Edited by Walter Sorrells, 21 November 2009 - 04:33 PM.