Japanese Swordsmith Forge
Over the winter of 2016 an area of the Blacksmith Shop was renovated to include a traditional Japanese style swordsmith forge. Built from natural materials and using historical techniques, this is the only forge of its kind in Western Canada. Traditional Crafter in Residence Davej from Crossed Heart Forge will demonstrate historical bladesmithing and knifemaking techniques with traditional tools.
[photos courtesy: islandblacksmith.ca ]