Nihonto No Ryu

Nihonto Japanese Samurai Swords

Rick Barrett Sword Forge-in 2010

I attended a Rick Barrett class to study Japanese sword forging, heat treating and fittings skills.  The seminar was held at Rick Barrett’s forge in Indiana.  There was study and instruction on sword forging a tanto from W1 round bar and heat treating hamon, where we clayed and Rick quenched our blades. 

Hopefully I could get some video on here someday..some pics below of the tanto I made…

And a parting picture of Sword Smiths , Rick and Rick! Master, Student.
















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