TLDW - Realtime in the Workshop
Not for the faint of heart or short of focus! At the other end of the spectrum from the TimeWarp series, carefully observing these long and meditative videos for detail whilst chopping charcoal may be considered a reasonable approximation of the pace and format of a traditional apprenticeship experience.
In this episode, hand carving a classical aikuchi tanto style mounting using traditional Japanese woodworking tools. Note that this is the longer process version intended for serious students of knifemaking, the shorter overview edit may be found here.
Some interesting items to look for include the use of sokui (rice paste glue), several tools that were made right here at the forge, and dried tokusa (wild horsetail plant) as a polishing medium for the wood.
Watch: TLDW #5 - Carving an Aikuchi Tanto Koshirae