The Benefits of Hand Forging

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What really are the benefits of forging a blade? Forging is more flexible in terms of what you can achieve. Forging also refines the structure of the steel. Drop forging and rolling does indeed impart some of the benefits of forging to a stock removal blade, however. once you start grinding away material, the grain […]

Katanas, Katanas, Katanas

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Okay, this is definitely a sword rant. I am so sick and tired of all of this hoopla and crap about “katanas”. The absolute donkeytwaddle that is continuously spread about this weapon could supply a fertilizer factory for a year. Let me qualify my statement by saying this: the finely crafted traditional Japanese katana is […]