John Smith Posted May 18, 2009 Share Posted May 18, 2009 (edited) Hey guys and gals. I have been busy with several commission pieces. And when i have had the time I forged a beautiful Ko-Katana out of the last of the W-2 that I got from Don Hanson. This stuff moves like a dream. Any how I had enough to forge a total length of 30" and a 24 1/2" nagasa and is 1 3/8" from mune-machi to ha-machi there is an O-kissaki. I have not figured out yet which Tradition this blade belongs in and the era as well. I forged the sori in and it is close to 1/2" of sori. But here are a few images I took with my phone as my digital camera is broken. There is another Wakizashi in the shot it is already taken, I am working on the Shira Saya, which is a pain since we have had so much rain and the swelling for the wood has made fitting it hard. Any how the bare blade is what I am working on at the moment. This blade is post forge, I was able to forge the bevels as close to finished as possible, I was almost right on as I had to soak the blade in vineagar for a bit to get some of the scale off, but I had to do little filing. I am very happy witht his blade. Let me know what you think about the blade. And yes it will be listed for sale soon. As always tell me what you think and as soon as I get a better camera I will take better pictures Comments are most welcome Edited May 18, 2009 by John Smith John W Smithwww.smith-forge.orgFire and wind come from the sky, from the gods of the sky. But Crom is your god, Crom and he lives in the earth. Once, giants lived in the Earth, Conan. And in the darkness of chaos, they fooled Crom, and they took from him the enigma of steel. Crom was angered. And the Earth shook. Fire and wind struck down these giants, and they threw their bodies into the waters, but in their rage, the gods forgot the secret of steel and left it on the battlefield. We who found it are just men. Not gods. Not giants. Just men. The secret of steel has always carried with it a mystery. You must learn its riddle, Conan. You must learn its discipline. For no one - no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts.[Points to sword]This you can trust Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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