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.
About the Author
Murray Carter is one of the most popular custom knifemakers at the annual BLADE Show, regularly conducts wildly popular seminars on shaving with a machete, and is known for standing at his booth sharpening knives while teaching the techniques to interested attendees. Carter lives in Vernonia, Oregon.
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This book, which I have had for two years, and have read multiple times, is the best bladesmithing book I have ever read, and I have read many.
Very well organized, and the entire range of Japanese style bladesmithing is covered in intimate detail
Dangers in the Bladesmith Shop
Practical Parameters of Cutlery Design
Selection of Steel
Low Temperature Silver Soldering
How to Extend the Performance of Your Blades
What Makes a Knife Special?
Resources Glossary of Japanese Terms
Grinding a Perfect Blade Profile
Grinding the Secondary and Primary Edges
Where to Get Supplies