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Howard Clark Wakizashi class

dennis mcadams

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Well folks it has come to my attention that Howard will be teaching at the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville Tennessee this coming summer! I hope Howard doesn't mind me putting this here.

Here is the link to the website and a copy of the course description.




July 28 - August 2


Wakizashi Swords

Howard Clark

Fee: $550


Materials Fee: $5 (to be paid directly to the instructor)


Skill Level: Intermediate

Instructor Contact: howard@mvforge.com


Description: Make a Wakizashi sword in carbon steel with hamon. Participants in the workshop will be forging, grinding, and heat treating a Wakizashi - a medium length, Japanese-style sword. There will be discussion about polishing techniques and possibly polishing a window to see the hamon.


Bio: Howard Clark is a Mastesmith and has been making Japanese-style swords full-time since 1988. He is especially interested in metallurgy and performance. Howard is a member of the Knifemaker's Guild and the American Bladesmith Society.

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