Katana Sword Making in Kyoto Japan
Forge your very own Japanese kogatana (small blade) with an artisan swordsmith. Learn about the traditional blade-forging process, which uses the same materials and techniques as a full-size katana. At the end of the experience, take the beautiful product of your creation home with you.Meet your friendly and knowledgeable swordsmith at the forge, and begin your hands-on smithing lesson. Begin to work away at transforming raw metal into a delicate instrument of your design as the expert swordsmith guides the process with a steady hand.Pick up a wealth of knowledge on the traditional craft, including the precise nature of the materials and how the process scales up when producing a full-sized Japanese sword. At the end of your artisan crafting session, take home your very own kogatana to cherish forever.
PS: Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The forge is located 1 hour from central of Kyoto.Meet your friendly and knowledgeable swordsmith at the forge, and begin your hands-on smithing lesson.
All the process as below in 4 hours of activity:
1.Hidukuri（火造り）Heat with iron charcoal. Tap with a hand to make iron into a knife shape2.Yakinamashi（焼きなまし）Heating iron up to 700 degrees, then, put it in the straw charcoal to cool down.
(For preparing iron particles)3.Tuchitori（土取り）Put soil to distinguish where you want to bake and where you do not want to bake when quenching iron.4.Meigiri（銘切り）Carve a name with chisel5.Yakiire（焼入れ）Work to harden the blade edge. Heat to 750 degrees, then quench with water.Then, take home your very own kogatana to cherish forever.
※ Age Limits: Participants must be 10 years of age or over.
※ Please kindly understand that the reservation might be asked for editing the date or the time as the limited participant numbers.
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※ If you are big group with more than 5people, please email us.
※ Please note that our cancellation policy is of 1 day before, otherwise we will charge you 100% cancellation fee.