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 Post subject: Nihonto
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:44 pm 
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Some nice videos.






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 Post subject: Re: Nihonto
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:19 pm 

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I really liked the second one on sword making. I'd like to see more things like this. My great grandfather was a blacksmith. I don't know if he ever made any knives, mostly tools and repair work. I have his large anvil and some of his forging tongs. I still use the anvil occasionally just for repair work and to straighten things. I know I will never be a master blacksmith or knife maker, however I want to make a few things to say I have done it. It will be extra special to do it with my great grandfathers tools.


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 Post subject: Re: Nihonto
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:44 pm 
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My father is a retired pipe fitter and he can make a really cool fireplace poker! :D



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 Post subject: Re: Nihonto
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:05 pm 
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I've seen photos of Watanabe before. Cool video.



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 Post subject: Re: Nihonto
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:41 am 

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Thanks for sharing. I truly hope that the sword making tradition survives for many more generations in Japan.

RedWattle, that's great that you have your great grandfather's tools and put them to use. I can only hope that my descendants find value in things I leave behind.


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 Post subject: Re: Nihonto
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:44 pm 
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My dad gave me his father's pipe threading tools some years ago. They came in very handy when we put an addition on our house and I needed to run black iron pipe to feed gas to the direct vent fireplace we put in the new room. I was able to cut and thread pipe to length. It was a good learning experience and it felt really good to put these old tools to use again.


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 Post subject: Re: Nihonto
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:05 am 
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My favorite thing about the Japanese is their commitment to honoring and respecting things, with little compromise. I truly admire that.



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