After a short rest after showing the blacksmiths of Masakage the sights of Western Canada, we have another world class blacksmith visiting. Tsunehiro-san, blacksmith at the 750-year-old Moritaka Hamono will be at Knifewears Vancouver and Calgary to engrave knives. So pull the Moritaka you have on your knife magnet down and bring it to the shop to get engraved. Knives will be engraved on a first-come-first-served basis, so arrive early!
If you do not already own a Moritaka, they are 10% off for the entire month of August. Seems like the right time, no?
Vancouver: August 20th 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Calgary: August 21st 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Moritaka family have been making blades since the days of the samurai. They still have the capability and expertise to make swords, but since that hasn't been a booming industry for the past hundred years or so, they've moved on to more practical applications of their skills.
Below is an interview with Tsunehiro-san's uncle, Takuszo-san and his father, Tsunetake-san, to get you “fired up” (get it?).
Examples of the stages of making a sword:
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