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KATANA A MODERN CRAFTSMAN'S GUIDE TO MAKING A JAPANESE SWORD

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Author: Wally Hayes
Publisher: PALADIN PRESS
ISBN: 0-PAL-KATDVD
ISBN #: 0-PAL-KATDVD
Binding Type: DVD
KATANA A MODERN CRAFTSMAN'S GUIDE TO MAKING A JAPANESE SWORD Get ready for the ultimate do-it-yourself project: a battle-worthy handmade Japanese katana (long sword). In this one-of-a-kind video, Master Bladesmith Wally Hayes takes you step by step through the process of designing and building a Katana-Tac a simplified tactical katana suitable for traditional martial arts practice or modern battlefield use. Through detailed instruction and close-up camerawork, you'll learn exactly how to design, profile, grind, temper, polish, and haft your very own working katana using a minimum of tools and equipment. In the process, you'll also learn some of the most closely guarded secrets of both traditional and modern-day swordmaking, including the construction of a low-cost charcoal forge and the exact process for Japanese-style clay tempering. Once your blade is properly tempered, Hayes teaches you how to polish it to reveal the hamon (temper line) and haft it with a traditional cord-wrapped handle. This is one of the most extraordinary instructional videos ever produced and a rare look at the craft of a master swordmaker. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Master craftsman Wally Hayes is one of the hottest knifemakers and designers in the custom cutlery world today. He has earned the coveted Master Bladesmith rating from the American Bladesmith Society and is a member and former president of the Canadian Knifemaker's Guild. ISBN: 0-PAL-KATDVD publish date: 04/30/2009

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