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Sparks fly as master swordsmith forges his way in Edmonton

Participants in a two-day Japanese sword forging course at NAIT will have the rare opportunity to learn from the only native-born Japanese swordsmith to ever teach students outside of Japan.

Master swordsmith Taro Asano will create a Japanese sword blade using a traditional coal-fired forge

Sparks fly as master swordsmith forges his way in Edmonton

Edmonton

5 years ago
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Taro Asano, a master swordsmith, shows some of his techniques to Shawn Cunningham of Front Step Forge 1:42

Participants in a two-day Japanese sword forging course at NAIT will have the rare opportunity to learn from the only native-born Japanese swordsmith to ever teach students outside of Japan.

Taro Asano, a master swordsmith, will create a Japanese sword blade using a traditional coal-fired forge. He will be working with raw, handmade steel and traditional tools, at temperatures that reach more than 1,300 degrees Celsius.

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