Forging Japanese Swords

This site is a window into the world of Traditional Japanese Swordsmithing through the experience of Apprentice Pierre Nadeau and his mentors.

« A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
these shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again. »
Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)

Originally from Canada, Pierre Nadeau spent several years as a traditional swordsmithing apprentice in Western Japan. Learn More