The Soulsmithing Web site has been up for years now, but it’s always been my dream to publish a regular newsletter, in the continuation of Kogei, to diffuse as much information on the world of japanese swords, swordsmithing and the culture in general. Editing and publishing a newsletter has proven too much work to fit in my schedule, so the project kept being postponed – and still is. In the mean time, this blog project seems like a nice temporary solution.
Starting January 2011
I’m giving myself the task to report on the making of one short sword at least once a week starting from January and until completion, probably around spring. Follow up as I share impressions, mistakes, challenges, discoveries and tricks of the trade.