Island Blacksmith - Autumn 2015
News from the Forge
This year has been marked by an ongoing series of unique projects tied by the theme of personal challenge. Some were focused on the development of specific techniques, and others on the exploration of fusion style forms and mountings that certain clients may find useful. Included in the list are a Muromachi style yari, Ainu-inspired makiri, and fusion style minimalist outdoor kotanto.
Outdoor enthusiasts may be interested in the two part article on antique hatchet restoration featuring a project for a well-traveled client. Part one covers restoration and finishing of the head and part two covers shaping and crafting a handle.
Media visits were fairly steady this summer, including a visit from Japanese Media in mid-July and some additional local and international crews. If you are in Calgary on Oct. 19th, stay tuned to Shaw 10 for a segment in a documentary piece.
Please visit the website at islandblacksmith.ca and follow us over on Instagram to see photos of work in progress, life on the island, and things that inspire.