This site is a window into the world of Traditional Japanese Swordsmithing through the experience of Apprentice Pierre Nadeau and his mentors as well as a resource for those wishing to learn more directly from the source.

« 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)

« In the end a job is not just a job,
It’s who you are
If you want to change who you are
You have to change what you do »
Repo men

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

Learn more about Pierre.
Meet some of Pierre’s Masters and Mentors.
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