Category: The Journey

  • CO Poisoning: How NOT to install a forge hood!

    CO Poisoning: How NOT to install a forge hood!

    So I poisoned myself while working in a carbon monoxide-soaked smithy! The western style forge chimney was not functioning properly. In a sealed winterized shop it is a good idea to have a CO detector, and there must be a place for fresh air to enter the shop. Here’s the link to proper forge hood…

  • Moving back was hectic. Now what?

    Moving back was hectic. Now what?

    Près de dix ans au Japon… Si j’avais su, je ne me serais probablement jamais embarqué! Je ne le referais pas non plus, mais je porte désormais avec autant de fierté que de peine ce nouveau bagage culturel. Un livre serait nécessaire pour repasser tout ce qui est arrivé et comment ça m’a affecté. Il…

  • Soulsmithingへようこそ!

    Soulsmithingへようこそ!

    日本刀の製造と文化、鍛冶屋についての記事、ブログや関連サイトについて紹介しています。 (基本英語かフランス語です)

  • How to become a swordsmith apprentice in Japan

    How to become a swordsmith apprentice in Japan

    The number of individuals who wish to become a heir in the tradition of Japanese swordsmithing by undertaking traditional apprenticeship in Japan has grown considerably. This is probably due to the internationalization of communications, giving a feeling that the very remote and peculiar culture of the Japanese sword is now more accessible, and it probably…