Reclaimed Elevator Cable
This thin strands of wire, after a life of service are an ideal material for pattern welded blades.
A material no longer made, it is the softest form of iron; an ideal companion to tame the ultra-hard japanese steels. The impurities aid in the sharpening process.
Paper Steels & Tamahagane
A long sword making tradition has provided japan with a rich knowledge of metallurgy. Their steels are very low in impurities and high in carbon, making very hard blades with a fine molecular structure.
Symbiosis of metals
The quest for the perfect edge.
Sharpness is a function of the hardness of a metal, but without toughness the edge is as fragile as glass. Avoiding compromises requires careful design, and the right metal laminated at the right spot.
Soft Body, Hard Edge
Refined crafts, deserve refined tools.
A soft iron body receives a high carbon steel cutting edge, to improve edge retention and facilitate sharpening.
The many realms of sharp
Swords for the Pocket
Swords for the Beard
Swords for everything else
The Blacksmith's Workspace
A reiteration of the past, with an innovative twist
Every Hammer Blow...
...brakes the crystalline structure of steel and refines the grain of the steel, making it capable of holding the finest of edges. Mass produced tools, formed quickly at higher temperatures in dies, are not so privileged.