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Volume 26 - Page 13 of 15 June 2002
ABANA Conference 2002
Japanese Bladesmiths - Continued from page 12
Scraping a Blade: Another Japanese smith scraping a blade. space
Japanese Smith working at the forge. space
Japanese Smith forging.

Notice the striker standy by with a very long handled sledge.

Traditional Japanese hammers and sledges have the handle set way back in the head. This style of hammer was traditional World wide at one point. It is still used by western crafts people for certain types of work but has generaly been replaced by hammers with the handle nearly centered.
Japanese Smith filing teeth in a saw blade held in a wooden wedge operated vise.
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