As the Hammer came down. It Began.
That Beat, Rhythm. The Sound, Repeating. Ons. On
Metals. At Work.
Being Worked that is. When
and in Our World. Legends of Japan that so fire
One has to join. In.
Hammer Times, Places afore that Fiery Pit. With
How To Sword Make.
Dragon Ways. Of
Traditional Processes still continue. Now. Now
and soon enough a Trio. Of Hammers. So Worked. There.
Two practiced Assistants and i, Shiro. Knowing Alls.
Well… Frick All is that. Actually.
Black-Smith… or any Others -Smith…
am not. i. Also
had to borrow One of Theirs. Hammers. To
join. Ins. Therein. These Works. Herein
soon enough Acknowledged, is that Hard Work.
Black-Smithing tires One. Sweat Lots.
i slept well as, that Night. Well as
Arms/Shoulders tingled, Fingers too a bit.
Feet lil’ sore also. Also
Working The Metals…
Takes Times, Practices. Mores. Moreovers
Dragons. Are Real. Good Swords That is. That is
and means. Lotsa’ Beatings. Hammer Times.
The Dragon Styled Blade, replica of an Olden Form
in Our World. Legends of Dragons. Old as well. Well as
reworking the Profile of The Sword and adjusting
Metal Composition. To Suit. That.
A more stubby Profile emerges.
More like an Axe than Blade-Sword.
Adding Weight in certain Areas.
Slightly Heavier Feel, Balance.
afore Fire. Water splashed
arounds, abouts as The Blacksmith
Purified. A long Tradition and Practice
of Preparation. Mind, Body- Cleansed.
Much earlier in the Day. That. Was Done.
Just Afore the Fire, Works. Began.
Black-Smith, Assistants and i.
To Self, Others, Deity.
For and in Thanks.
For the Works ahead. Head
down, now concentrated, rhythmic i Hammered. Then
listened. To Tales. Swords. Of Yore. During Pauses
The Black-smith opened Ups.
Revealing how Sword Steels refined from… Sand. Sand
Metallic Ores that is. That is then Heated, Smeltered,
Stretched, Refined Fine and
Overs and Overs. Mores. Folds. How Alls Air, Dirt,
MUST be expelled during. OverTurns. Folds. Then
mixed, added to Other FINE pieces like. Till sized enough.
Tempered, malleable, beaten and Shaped Gradually.
Never Melted Together. Just
With Care, Times.
Time we stopped Hammers. So Did. That.
To Learn Mores. More Fire as the Black-Smith
himself Works His Hammer arounds. About
the Hardness He so Worked Thereupon. Then
adroitly aligning, straightening, using a heated,
grooved Copper Block to set. Straightness upon. On
to make a Paste. Of Compounds as Clays, Fine Ground Stones,
Charcoal and such.
Heating, Quenching. Tempering.
More Heat to the Fire also. Applied.
Checking Texture, Looks, Hardness. Coarse
Stone rubbed brisk, rounds out The Blade a Lil’. More.
So Shaped. A Curve.
Paste Applied, patterned and styled. For Effects.
We is Done… Thanks
from those i, Shoulders
too. To now,
The aboves Procedure can stretch over Days. Mores.
Dependent on Black-Smith, Customer Requirements,
Skilled Smithing takes Times, Places. To achieve.
some-Time, Place- The Black-Smith will
punch Signature, on The Tang, Handled End.
During the heydays of the Japanese Sword
in Our World. Legends Of Yore, so indicate
5 Sword Making Centers Developed. These
consistently produced Quality Blades, Workmanship
Over Times, Places.
There are many many Ways
to make Steel/ Weaponry.
Sub-specialities done by Experts.
The Sharpeners, Cleaners, Polishers,
Scabbards, Guards, Fittings. Mores. More
than most. These 5 Schools/Regions
excelled. In that, those.
POV. Herein. As Belows.
- BIZEN , MINO , SOSHU/SAGAMI , YAMASHIRO , YAMATO.
Such Areas had easy access to Trade, Metals, Waters,
Climate, Military Needs, Workers, Customers.
As Times, Places went by, several Branches of the
Sword Makers developed using variations of the
Traditional Methods, Approaches.
From abouts the Year 900
and for many Centuries onwards.
The Japanese Master Sword Makers in Our World. Legends
have become. Sheer excellence in this and these Crafts
acknowledged Our World over.
The Classic Samurai Sword,
Combining looks and practicality into One Package.
Packaged along in and with Our World Legends.
The Dragon Sword. A Salute.
To Share. Hammer Home…
Those First Times, Places.
So Worked. Hard.
At Those. New
Things of Interest.
Your First Days.
For those with an Interest… A Series of Images
From the i, Shiro Man-Cave. Found swords…There.
Posted by son, Nicholas.
One is… slightly interactive, activated.
Next… Worked. Ups ‘Bouts, Arounds:
The Big Buzz. Of Natural Giants.
Please Feel Free and If So Inclined To Contact/Comment:..
i, Shiro that is.
With Any Thoughts, Hints, Tips and Dreams.
If A Particular Legendary Theme or Our World Legends. Is A Desire.
To Be So Writ. Herein.