Bladesmithing with Murray Carter: Modern Application of Traditional Techniques
Bladesmithing with Murray Carter provides the reader with an in-depth look into traditional Japanese Cutlery forging techniques and their modern applications. A non-stop flow of inquiries to Murray has prompted him to reveal the secret techniques learned during 18 years in Japan, where he lived and worked as a village bladesmith. He now shares this wealth of information for the benefit of the curious reader and Japanese knife enthusiast alike. Owners of nearly 15,000 of Murray’s knives will be delighted to see a comprehensive book written by the knives’ creator. FEATURES • 250+ dazzling, full-color images, including many by renowned photographer Hiro Soga. • Unique and extremely rare insight into the Japanese culture through the (blue) eyes of a Japanese village bladesmith. • Detailed explanations of Traditional Japanese Bladesmithing techniques that until now have been cloaked in mystery and myth. • Enough detailed information to guide an aspiring bladesmith to become a successful smith in the Japanese style of blade making.
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