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Volume 26 - Page 14 of 15 June 2002
ABANA Conference 2002
Japanese Bladesmiths - Continued from pages 12 & 13
Japanese Smith working at anvil.

This is an old European fifth foot anvil with "church windows".

space Steel Billet cut and being "folded"

Folding is not the proper term for what is done when processing billets or making laminated steel. The bar is cut nearly through and then folded, but the result is as if the bar had been cut in two. If the bar were actually folded the the ends would have thick unworked areas with the grain going the wrong direction.
Japanese Smith using the traditional Kuhn power hammer! ;)
More scraping Note the staple and wedge used to clamp the blade.
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