Island Forge: Part 7 – A Quick Tour of the Kajiba
The last in a series of photo essays documenting the preparation, construction, and set up of a simple swordsmith style kajiba (鍛冶場, forge building) from the ground up. The main inspiration for aesthetic, form, and technique is the humble Japanese inaka naya (納屋) style of a century ago.
Almost ready to chop some charcoal and light the forge!
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