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How Japanese samurai swords were made. A 75-year-old swordsman who has made 1,000 Japanese swords

  • Жарияланды 2022 ж. 13 Қаз.

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  • Dan Curd
    Dan Curd 5 ай бұрын +848

    This was brilliant to watch very relaxing and so interesting the work gone into this weapon is just amazing well done to this man and his skills using it aswell. Thank you

    • Alan
      Alan 21 күн бұрын

      it´s ok that he´s a great samurai´s sword builder, but why he has to weare a ninja costume to build the swords? xD

    • дима иванов
      дима иванов 25 күн бұрын

      @александр александр Американцы вроде виски пьют , хотя и водку тоже

    • Jeff
      Jeff 2 ай бұрын

    • Antonio Granados
      Antonio Granados 3 ай бұрын

      @Alex Pervach oomegutamughooo

  • Julio Cesar Santos Oliveira
    Julio Cesar Santos Oliveira 4 ай бұрын +230

    Em 2018 eu e minha esposa tivemos a honra de conhecer o mestre Matsunaga em uma passagem por Kumamoto! Experiência incrível, pela técnica apresentada, nas mais de 3 horas que passamos conversando, e pela paciência em responder cada pergunta. Após a demonstração do passo a passo da forja, visitamos o o Dojo e após nos ser demonstrada a arte do tameshigiri, praticamos, mas lógico que com muito menos destreza do que o mestre que nos guiou. Após obter algum sucesso no corte o Mestre Matsunaga quis saber nossa profissão, ao descobrir que éramos policiais, contou sobre seu pai, que foi policial no Japão, nos convidou para conhecer a coleção de armas de seus antepassados em sua residência.
    Eternamente grato ao Mestre Matsunaga pela recepção e ensinamentos!

    • Kärmā
      Kärmā 28 күн бұрын +2

      That is an actual honor, would’ve felt graced.

    • 目が〜目が〜!
      目が〜目が〜! 29 күн бұрын +1


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      DOC TOOLS - Ferramentas e equipamentos 2 ай бұрын +5


    • Rodrigo Milan
      Rodrigo Milan 3 ай бұрын +5

      Parabéns pela experiência com o mestre!

    • Julio Cesar Santos Oliveira
      Julio Cesar Santos Oliveira 3 ай бұрын +5

      @Rafael Leleu a Katana precisava de uma autorização do governo para comprar e exportar, foi o que a guia me informou. Já o tantō não.

  • Ivo Wood
    Ivo Wood 5 күн бұрын +1

    Um preparo do aço incrível, técnica maravilhosa, fazer uma têmpera na água e não empenar nem trincar, tem que ter muita técnica.

  • Tim Gruver
    Tim Gruver 4 ай бұрын +112

    So fantastic that men of his skill are still making these beautiful swords. I hope he is passing his knowledge to some that believe like this ancient craftsman. He is amazing beyond words. I hope he lives another 75 years. He will live for centuries in the swords he created!

  • Jennifer Lawson
    Jennifer Lawson 6 күн бұрын +1

    There are no words to describe how amazing and incredible this sword making process is. So much respect to this awesome sword master 🙂

  • B's Gaming
    B's Gaming 4 ай бұрын +43

    I've watched countless video's like these, each one different and amazing...I envy the dedication the japanese people put into their craft, a true privilege to watch...Thank you for showing this.

    • justin Kedgetor
      justin Kedgetor Ай бұрын +1

      @JCN RUAD the materials used , handling and heat treatment make a huge difference. Whether one is better in terms of handmade vs machine made is too hard to tell. There's so many different kinds of steel.
      That being said if you were to commission a blade by this master I'd expect to pay quite the sum. Every sword made by hand is unique. You'll never find another that is a 100% replica if made this way. I'd consider it a piece of art just on the bases it's handmade and by such an experienced craftsman who does it a traditional way. Let alone it being a functional weapon.

    • JCN RUAD
      JCN RUAD 3 ай бұрын

      A question please (sorry if it considered a silly question).
      Between traditional and modern of sword making, does it affect the quality of the blade?

  • Hans Hase
    Hans Hase 4 ай бұрын +20

    Es ist sehr schön zu sehen wie ein Katana entsteht, welche Arbeit und welches Wissen dazu nötig ist. Ein solches Schwert nach traditioneller Art herzustellen ist wirkliche Kunst. Absoluter Respekt für diesen Mann. Ich beschäftige mich schon lange mit der Japanischen Kultur und bin fasziniert von denn immer noch vorhandenen Traditionen. Das Schwert ist meisterhaft.

    • ngo hai
      ngo hai 3 ай бұрын +2

      Sie sollten sine Reise nach Japan machen

  • Chris Freemesser
    Chris Freemesser 4 ай бұрын +285

    Doesn't matter what profession it is, watching a master at work is not only educational but also often mesmerizing

    • DL
      DL 2 ай бұрын +1

      Especially a master baiter...

    • 1Warlord1st1
      1Warlord1st1 3 ай бұрын +1

      Yep! Any master tradesman is a pleasure to watch.

    • Peter Green
      Peter Green 3 ай бұрын +1


    • DL
      DL 4 ай бұрын

      Same for pron ?

  • Punisher
    Punisher 16 күн бұрын +5

    It's amazing to watch such work. The effort, the details, the process...
    My respect to this Man!!

  • jason fountain
    jason fountain 4 ай бұрын +39

    He is obviously very skilled. I am a blade smith and the amount of work that goes into becoming this good is amazing.

    • Sir Laughsalot
      Sir Laughsalot 14 күн бұрын

      The Japanese merely make great use of metallurgy. You also rarely see Western blade smiths using water anymore, let alone mud to alter cool rate, instead the entire blade just gets quenched in oil hardening the entire blade evenly, which is makes it weaker since you want the spine to be more flexible.

    • adam tarver
      adam tarver Ай бұрын

      this is most likely a 5 grand sword.

    • 4apaev100
      4apaev100 Ай бұрын

      You are Ukrainian?

    • capolot
      capolot 2 ай бұрын +1

      No grinder or anything. Did he actually do the rough shaping of that sword with files?!

    • jason fountain
      jason fountain 2 ай бұрын +3

      @Tan The Man yes!!

  • 燎火
    燎火 4 ай бұрын +44


  • StrazaStreams
    StrazaStreams 4 ай бұрын +13

    Absolutely magnificent! All my respect and admiration to this very disciplined old man for keeping a very rare and cultural thing alive and well!

  • CAPELINO capêlo
    CAPELINO capêlo 3 ай бұрын +7

    Trabalho sensacional que atravessa gerações...👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Gió quê TV
    Gió quê TV 4 ай бұрын +12

    This was brilliant to watch very relaxing and so interesting the work gone into this weapon is just amazing well done to this man and his skills using it aswell. Thank you

  • Shockwave
    Shockwave 4 ай бұрын +199

    The rice straw ash is a natural flux material to help the layers completely bind together while adding more carbon when he folds them and the muddy clay water helps evenly heat the billet down to the core without overheating the outside.

    • Crow_Man
      Crow_Man 23 күн бұрын

      I was wondering, thanks for that input!

    • Captive S
      Captive S 24 күн бұрын +2

      @louis ryan The Chinese swords were better engineered and designed, both in aesthetics and functionality. Further more, the Han period started at 202 BC, while the Viking age started at 793 AD.

    • louis ryan
      louis ryan 24 күн бұрын +1

      @Captive S as did the vikings! They thought they were "imbuing it with the spirit of the animal" but in actuality the carbon of the bones lent themselves to aid the strength of the steel

    • Captive S
      Captive S 2 ай бұрын +5

      The Chinese used animal bones to add carbon to the steel.

    • Hulkieus
      Hulkieus 2 ай бұрын +1

      Was curious about this.

  • Kalle Klæp
    Kalle Klæp 4 ай бұрын +10

    That old guy brought a lifetime of experience into this one tool which resembles a piece of art.
    Amazing craftsmanship!
    Being a blacksmith myself I can imagine how much time went into this before the master was satisfied with it.

  • Austin Grunig
    Austin Grunig 3 ай бұрын +85

    The time to build a sword of this quality is priceless and takes knowledge passed down from many generations.
    Hand forged Japanese steel is at the top of my list of blades and would be honored to have one of these swords this man built.

    • adam tarver
      adam tarver Ай бұрын

      oh, its actually anywhere from 5-15 grand USD. Even 20 if you get highly decorative lol

    • Guilhem Lavalou
      Guilhem Lavalou 2 ай бұрын +1

      Agree but this video dont show the best way to do that, steps are missing or not showed.
      An Aïkido sensei told me years ago the process and it take weeks to have the finest katana (who cost more than a car).

    • Thi baut
      Thi baut 3 ай бұрын +1

      Yes, the know how is in the hands of one master. Personally, I prefer process where each chemical substance is ruled and heat treatment is monitored and known at production facilities. Interest here is more about tradition. It could great to see properties of the different muds to see how good this tradition is, for making good steel.

  • Scott Winterton
    Scott Winterton 4 ай бұрын +16

    I am so impressed with the skill and attention this man gives to his craft. He is a true master!

  • steven guevara
    steven guevara 3 ай бұрын +86

    I'm a machinist I've learned to appreciate The Japanese demand for absolute perfection on any product They attach there Name to. They take quality control dead serious down to the way the certificates are folded and making sure the stamps are perfectly straight

    • Joab
      Joab Күн бұрын

      @Not Crazy 123-Pray his number give him a quick call

    • Joab
      Joab Күн бұрын

      @Not Crazy perhaps let God know quickly, maybe you know something he doesn't

    • Not Crazy
      Not Crazy 4 күн бұрын

      @Joab If you're going to quote the bible, at least do it in a way that's relevant to the topic at hand. Otherwise you're just turning people off.
      For example:
      Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
      ~ Colossians 3:23

    • Niptart
      Niptart 24 күн бұрын +1

      completely agree brother! as a machinist myself, there is nothing better than a nice Mitutoyo tool. Theres just something about them that assures you that you have a quality product. German tools are also very good as well. I have a ton of tools from both German, and Japanese, as well as Starrett, and brown&sharpe. I tend to stay away from Chinese products lol much like most people. Their indicators especially are straight ass, I've never found one that will repeat itself lol

    • Joab
      Joab Ай бұрын +2

      And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. Deuteronomy 30:6 ✝🌅
      A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26 ✝🌅
      And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart. Jeremiah 24:7 ✝🌅

  • Indracaponious
    Indracaponious 5 ай бұрын +27

    I never tire of watching these videos. Would love to see this process up close, in person. Every step has purpose and meaning. Nothing trivial....just art. My thanks to you sir.

  • NoVa JB
    NoVa JB 4 ай бұрын +7

    I love watching how they make katana's. As someone who's worked with metals although nothing like this it's always seemed counterintuitive to introduce foreign substances in the forging process, but it works.

  • planes3333
    planes3333 Ай бұрын +19

    I love how Japan makes everything so high quality. The food, the animation, the swords, yamaha, honda, etc. Such high quality workmanship!

  • WVHillbilly1985
    WVHillbilly1985 17 күн бұрын +1

    Japanese Craftsmanship is some of the most Beautiful pieces in the whole world
    You will not change my mind on that...

  • david powell
    david powell 4 ай бұрын +41

    No wonder these swords are so sought after, they are beautifully crafted by this sword smith.
    this is not just a weapon, the soul of the smith is imbibed into this beautiful Katana. It is a work
    of art.

  • Marek Benik
    Marek Benik 22 күн бұрын +4

    Obdivuhodne ako to pán mistr vyrobil asi nebylo možne ukázat cely proces vyroby ale aj tak velke dik krásna práce👍👍👍

  • doctorno0070
    doctorno0070 4 ай бұрын +52

    A true master of his craft. He doesn't just know how to make it, he knows how to use it. Very enjoyable to watch. Thanks for the upload.

  • Alexander Sanchez
    Alexander Sanchez 4 ай бұрын +12

    He was a true gift to Japan. I pray that he has gifted his beautiful sword making to the next generation of skilled apprentices. To perpetuate his skills bestowed to him by his father and grandfather.

  • shibe shibe
    shibe shibe 3 ай бұрын +72


  • The One Who Reports For Duty
    The One Who Reports For Duty 4 ай бұрын +73

    I feel like I’m watching the forging of a legendary blade meant to defeat an ancient evil with techniques from the era. This is amazing.

  • tantenium fulangag
    tantenium fulangag 2 күн бұрын +1

    D modernized way of forging a katana, so fascinating to watch! He makes it look easy!

  • Sidney sotério
    Sidney sotério 4 ай бұрын +17

    Super bacana forjar essa espada samurai, muita habilidade desse senhor. Parabéns...

  • Shockwave
    Shockwave 4 ай бұрын +3

    The good thing about these videos is that even if he didn't directly teach someone his craft, they can still learn some of this from him.

  • Josh Chase
    Josh Chase 23 күн бұрын +4

    It is amazing to look back and think that hand sized lump of steel was turned into something that incredible is just amazing.

  • Greg
    Greg 14 күн бұрын +1

    What an art. Time and patience blended to the max. Thank you. Hutch

  • Luis Angel Galindo Caja
    Luis Angel Galindo Caja 3 ай бұрын +14

    las espadas japonesas son una obra de arte!!!

  • Brownsville Notification
    Brownsville Notification 29 күн бұрын +8

    Just imagine knowing you can take a raw piece of metal and create this beautiful piece, what an skill. Master of metal.

  • Texas Highlander
    Texas Highlander 5 ай бұрын +20

    This man is a true artist! These swords are truly elegant.

  • Kabra Kadabra
    Kabra Kadabra 4 ай бұрын +5

    What a dope video to watch! Imagine being his age and crafting dozens of those swords per week, and then imagine him learning earlier techniques from his father who learned it from his father ad continuum.

  • LouieA
    LouieA 3 ай бұрын +4

    Patience and skilled craftsmanship combined in these katana production, great admiration to these old and talented man .

  • Doug Goins
    Doug Goins 3 ай бұрын +6

    This artist knows what he is doing. I love the Japanese culture and history. A very skilled master at work here

  • alexandre macedo
    alexandre macedo 20 күн бұрын +2

    Trabalho incrível

  • martin baker
    martin baker 2 ай бұрын +18

    This is just so cool. How in the world were all the many steps developed? Trial and error for sure to some extent, but deciding to try straw ash? Two kinds of mud? Amazing. This level of craftsmanship, as well, is not often seen.

    • martin baker
      martin baker 10 күн бұрын

      @Sir Laughsalot Thanks, that gives me a better understanding (I really had almost none) of what's going on with some of this.

    • Sir Laughsalot
      Sir Laughsalot 11 күн бұрын

      @martin baker tell your friend making alloys is technology.
      Its not hard at all, it's literally 1+1=2. Go ahead and think up your own alloy, maybe Titanium with some Tin? Voila, you just strengthened Titanium and created an alloy. It's that easy.
      The only tricky part is getting your ratios right, but you can easily plan that out, start low and gradually go up in tin to titanium ratio, then test each alloy to see which is best.
      It's simply taking the properties of 2 metals and combining them in a logical sense. If you have a metal that is strong but breaks when you bend it, add some metal that is flexible and create a stronger alloy. It's not rocket science, it's metallurgy... granted rockets do need strong yet light alloys.

    • martin baker
      martin baker 11 күн бұрын

      @Sir Laughsalot A friend calls this craftsmanship overcoming poor technology.

    • Sir Laughsalot
      Sir Laughsalot 12 күн бұрын

      @martin baker Before they even had iron, they were mixing metals like copper and tin to make bronze. There's a lot of logic to it, you want to combine properties of both. So you find copper, you find tin, you think hey... lets combine the two and voila, new alloy. It's like taking leather and adding wood, voila, you have a better shield. Whoever figured out melting ores so they can be combined, is a genius though, as well as whoever figured out quenching hardens it.
      Sure there's trial and error, but not just random guesses, there's a certain logic to it. Carbon is very strong but brittle, iron is not as strong but flexible, so adding carbon makes it stronger but more brittle. It's like adding tin to copper so it's more durable, you know the properties of two metals, you combine them to make an alloy. Ancient ass technology that requires little thought because it's so basic.

    • martin baker
      martin baker 13 күн бұрын +1

      @Sir Laughsalot The science is, I believe, pretty well understood now, in the present. But I'm still really impressed that, starting at one point from basically zero or close to it, the swordsmiths of the past figured out how to make swords like this.
      I'd think there was a lot of trial and error watched very carefully by very intelligent and intuitive craftsmen.

  • Gerardo Salazar
    Gerardo Salazar 5 ай бұрын +15

    This gentleman is a living treasure and on his passing he will take with him a 1.000 years of knowledge and tradition. A Katana is not a mere sword but a depository of this person’s soul. Thank you for this great video.

  • Tyztube21
    Tyztube21 3 ай бұрын +8

    A combination of traditional and modern day techniques to create a work of art. This smith has my respect doing all of this work by himself.

  • yannick lebreton
    yannick lebreton 3 ай бұрын +4

    Je suis sidéré par le travail consciencieux de ce forgeron japonais. J'étais très loin d'imaginer les techniques et le temps de fabrication d'un sabre japonais. 👍

  • Manuel Luis
    Manuel Luis 3 ай бұрын +12

    Isso é uma arte. A forma e o processo de fabricação dessa espada, desde o princípio da operação com esses métodos ancestrais, não podem ser perdidos ou esquecidos. Porque senhores como esse mestre por excelência, não duram para sempre infelizmente.
    Se achamos já estranho, certas coisas nesse fabrico, era interessante saber o porquê de cada uma e imagino o que já perdemos de conhecimento através dos tempos, pelos segredos levados para os túmulos dos nossos antepassados.
    Parabéns pelo excelente trabalho e profissionalismo. E obrigado pela cultura e mestria mostrada por esse senhor, esse artesão já com uma idade tão avançada, mas dando uma lição para muitos jovens.
    Teria muito prazer de poder estar perto desse senhor e ter a honra de aprender por pouco que fosse seria um tesouro inestimável.
    Um grande abraço de Portugal.

    • Joab
      Joab Ай бұрын

      No princípio era o Verbo, e o Verbo estava com Deus, e o Verbo era Deus. Ele estava no princípio com Deus. Todas as coisas foram feitas por intermédio dele, e sem ele nada do que foi feito se fez. João 1:1-3 ✝🌅
      E o Verbo se fez carne, e habitou entre nós, cheio de graça e de verdade; e vimos a sua glória, como a glória do unigênito do Pai. João 1:14 ✝🌅

  • Carpe Mkarzi
    Carpe Mkarzi Ай бұрын +2

    Just beautiful. The art, artistry, tradition, skill and experience is amazing to watch it all come together.

  • Jason Callan
    Jason Callan 2 ай бұрын +7

    I actually got to see his shop when I was in Japan. It was such a great experience, nice guy had a great time. I wish I could get one of his swords

  • MaskiToL
    MaskiToL 5 ай бұрын +15

    Мастеру уважения и здоровья! Для меня было-бы большой честью, подержать в руках такой меч и увидеть его душу!

    • Алексей Пашин
      Алексей Пашин 4 ай бұрын

      Своих то кузнецов нет да?кому отдать уважение честь возможность заработка🤷.

    • Роман Стекольников
      Роман Стекольников 4 ай бұрын

      @Aleksandr Zh вот поэтому и многократная проковка. Углерод лишний выжигали.

    • Георгий Осипенко
      Георгий Осипенко 4 ай бұрын

      @Aleksandr Zh Так у них железо достать было очень проблематично. Они по сути его собирали по крупицам.

    • Aleksandr Zh
      Aleksandr Zh 4 ай бұрын +2

      сталь у них гавно, всегда была

    • Русь
      Русь 4 ай бұрын

      Это мечи айну,а не японцев, вообще много чего явонцы у айну свистнули

  • 1776adb
    1776adb 2 ай бұрын +1

    Purchased Damascus pocket knife made in Japan and I am amazed at the amount of work that went into it. It has 110 folds and a Snakewood lined handle.

    • Максим Господ
      Максим Господ 2 ай бұрын

      на ютубе есть видео где сделали милион слоев...просто ради контента и что?

  • Bann Taylor
    Bann Taylor 18 күн бұрын

    This gentleman has probably forgotten more about katana craftsmanship than 99.9 percent of the people will ever know.

  • Nahúm Camacho
    Nahúm Camacho 3 ай бұрын +17

    Hermoso trabajo, mis respetos para el gran maestro. Que bella katana la que el creo!!!

  • Robert Nielsen
    Robert Nielsen 8 күн бұрын +2

    Amazing. The attention to detail is incredible. All the little things from the straw ash to the mud. Everything has its role.

  • Pig Skinrodeo
    Pig Skinrodeo 3 ай бұрын +1

    Truly amazing in every way possible. It's amazing the skill and process and just the craftsmanship, truly a work of art.

  • dariodarecki
    dariodarecki 5 ай бұрын +26

    Od początku filmu mistrz robi wakizashi, a na końcu filmu pokazuje wykonaną katanę.To rzeczywiście "mistrzostwo".😁

    • devrim
      devrim 4 ай бұрын

      Doğru söylüyorsun 🤣😅

  • Bill Carson
    Bill Carson 2 ай бұрын +3

    Japanese master forgers are still considered the best in the world, unfortunately few remain. This elderly craftsman works without any protective equipment, and what he wants to accomplish is all in his mind. I have always been fascinated by Japanese culture and traditions, and samurai swords have no equal for me.

  • Steven P
    Steven P 4 ай бұрын +22

    Japanese dedication to their craft is inspiring. Never is a short cut taken for the sake of time. Always perfection.

  • Dale Bachman
    Dale Bachman Ай бұрын +1

    I wasn’t able to watch the complete video but rather had to skim thru it. To say the least, It was very impressive! I wonder how long the process took until he was able to test the sword on the bamboo post?

  • smoothpicker
    smoothpicker 4 ай бұрын +5

    I love to watch craftsman at work. I would love to own a sword like that but they are expensive and after watching this I see why they're expensive...and definitely worth it. Maybe one day!!!

  • brandon cantu
    brandon cantu 4 ай бұрын +3

    I loved this video. Just the way it was edited with the traditional music and stuff was spot on 🔥

  • Gary Rice
    Gary Rice 4 ай бұрын +12

    This is really a beautiful sword I would love to own one myself, great craftsmanship

  • Longbottom_Leaf
    Longbottom_Leaf 4 ай бұрын +16

    The respect love and honor he showed to this sword was inspiring

  • 高雄孩子
    高雄孩子 4 ай бұрын +83


    • Paksi Dara Seta
      Paksi Dara Seta 9 күн бұрын +1

      Indonesia 🇮🇩 I love Yau Japan 🇯🇵

    • Joab
      Joab Ай бұрын

      太初有道,道與 神同在,道就是 神。 這道太初與 神同在。 萬有是藉著他造的;凡被造的,沒有一樣不是藉著他造的。约翰福音 1:1-3 ✝🌅
      道成了肉身,住在我們中間,滿有恩典和真理。我們見過他的榮光,正是從父而來的獨生子的榮光。约翰福音 1:14 ✝🌅

  • rick Schneider
    rick Schneider Ай бұрын +4

    This is definitely a new form of Katana making. Combining traditional techniques with new ones. Most other Katana Makers I've seen wrap a layer of softer Tamohagine around a harder layer for the edge. Workmanship is still beautiful and effective!

    CHINxOxJUSTICE 3 ай бұрын +3

    The final sword seemed quite a bit longer than what he was making at the forge. I feel like we had a quick one pulled on us.

    • Visayas Rider
      Visayas Rider 2 ай бұрын

      I thought the same thing.
      The forged one looked like the short sword wakizashi then suddenly it's a full sized katana.

  • Антонио Петров
    Антонио Петров Ай бұрын +3

    Дорогой мастер Мацунага!!! Вашь труд достоин уважения!!! Ведь в ваших руках рождаються удивительные мечи!!! У меня прадед был кузнецом и мне вдвойне приятно смотреть на вашь нелёгкий труд!!! 😎😉🙂☺😀😄🙄💪👌👏🖒👍🇷🇺🇷🇺🏯🇯🇵🇯🇵

  • manuel almojera
    manuel almojera 5 ай бұрын +10

    The Katana is much less complicated to make, by compariing it alone to the great Yoshindo Yoshihara. I think this Master swordsmith is truly innovative, he produceD another art masterpiece ..

  • David Hovey
    David Hovey 2 ай бұрын +1

    I am speechless Master! Mesmerizing work. Truly great full for your video . Such swords made this way must be truly rare. Sleep well, you’ve earned it!🙏

  • Jesse Tames
    Jesse Tames 3 ай бұрын +1

    A true master at work. Thank you for letting us see this process.

  • W Kelly
    W Kelly 4 ай бұрын

    What a pleasure to watch this master work!! Well done and thank you!

  • Good Vibes
    Good Vibes Ай бұрын

    Wonderful skill, and beautifully made, I'm surprised however that the title implies that we would be watching how the swords "were made" yet the blacksmith begins the process using a power hammer which I doubt they would have used originally.

  • K3XX_rU_ЁFF.
    K3XX_rU_ЁFF. Ай бұрын +2

    Я так понимаю ковался сперва малый меч, а в конце большой уже просто показан. Мастерство достойное уважения! =)

  • Randhir Parbhunath
    Randhir Parbhunath 4 ай бұрын +19

    Thank you so much for this. You are indeed a treasure for Japan!

  • Haywood Chablomi
    Haywood Chablomi 4 ай бұрын +2

    To start with a piece of raw iron ore and end with this beautiful weapon is an amazing process. Now I see why it took 6 months for someone to fold and hammer this out back in the day.

  • Ell Tee
    Ell Tee 4 ай бұрын +7

    I’ve met this guy! Been to his place in Kumamoto. Middle-age dudes doing sword practice in his garage. He apparently built the forge himself. He’s got a collection of weapons in his house that will make anyone think twice about robbing him.

  • Jenő Hatházi
    Jenő Hatházi 18 күн бұрын

    Beautiful blacksmithing, congratulations on this masterpiece katana

  • planes3333
    planes3333 Ай бұрын +2

    I am a quarter way through this video and thus far I did not think the making of a sword would look like this at all! At one point the master looked like he was making a giant california roll!

  • Sarah Cartier
    Sarah Cartier 4 ай бұрын +1

    Patience in abundance and a master of his profession. Hats off to you and your skills.

  • Recep BOSTANCI
    Recep BOSTANCI 4 ай бұрын +22

    No matter where in the world, handmade production is unlike any fabricated production. I convey my love to our masters who keep our handcraft cultures alive all over the world.

  • Victor Varsanyi
    Victor Varsanyi Ай бұрын +1

    Few realize the truly brilliant use of clay to control the cooling process to create reenforcing points within the steel. It is seen in the pattern left by the clay. Very carefully controlled cooling. A blade made with diamond dust requires long cooling for crystals to grow

    EAGLEREŞ 20 күн бұрын +1

    Çok büyük bir Emek büyük bir sanaatkarmış👏👏

  • Mola
    Mola 27 күн бұрын +2

    Loved every moment of this video, such beautiful craftsmanship.

  • NYCR
    NYCR 4 ай бұрын +10

    Outstanding. I can watch this all day. Sword making is a art.

  • Dashawn Marquess
    Dashawn Marquess 4 ай бұрын +2

    Hatori Hanso next time :) absolutely incredible the engineering to even construct the materials of these blades. This dates back 100s of years before people even knew about atoms and molecules.

  • Daniel Pereira Neves
    Daniel Pereira Neves 5 ай бұрын +5

    Parabéns a legenda em português ficou muito bom

  • Argent117
    Argent117 4 ай бұрын +5

    They say painting is the world most beautiful and expresses things in the world, but this is art. The amount of time, effort, care and detail to craft something you love is truly a beautiful thing and seeing the fruits of your labor being admired by all is a wonderful feeling. Just like art.

  • Сиб ес
    Сиб ес 4 ай бұрын +1

    Dieser Art des Metalherstellung und alles was folgt ist einfach nur Super. RESPEKT. Wie gern ich sowas lernen würde

  • EJF
    EJF 2 ай бұрын +3

    Perfeição e paciência.

  • TheLivingKiltedPirate
    TheLivingKiltedPirate 4 ай бұрын +2

    I can't even imagin how much a blade likecthis may cost. Gorgeous piece.

  • ad hominem
    ad hominem Ай бұрын

    its amazing that they found the quenching technique with mud will bent the sword upward in hardening proccess , how did they find that ?

  • WingRider
    WingRider 4 ай бұрын +17

    I'm a jack of all trades kinda guy...I enjoy doing a lot of things. But watching this - doing ONE thing - over and over, and each time getting better - is a wonderful thing to watch and appreciate. A special thing, really.

  • Mark Graham
    Mark Graham 4 ай бұрын +1

    One can only appreciate such a gift in the arts. Beautiful piece

  • Billy Proctor
    Billy Proctor Ай бұрын +1

    That truly is awesome. Your skills are great. Thanks for sharing your video with us.

  • AKIRA 70's
    AKIRA 70's 2 ай бұрын +3


  • Mingonator87
    Mingonator87 4 ай бұрын

    I love the music. And I feel blessed to be able to say I work with Japanese people and they inspire me every day

  • Rubins-f
    Rubins-f 4 күн бұрын

    A 75-year-old swordsman who has made 1,000 Japanese swords

  • Pablo Cuéllar Arana
    Pablo Cuéllar Arana 5 ай бұрын +7

    Muchas felicidades al maestro q forja la espada. Había sido un proceso bien riguroso para hacerla excelente video.

  • Foul
    Foul 3 ай бұрын +1

    Travail de fou ! Pour moi c'est l'équivalent d'un tableau de maître en terme d'amour et de précision du travail... J'aimerais un jour en avoir une et pouvoir l'accrocher au mur avec la satisfaction de pouvoir la contempler et de rendre hommage à tous ces grands artisans à chaque fois que je passe devant... 🙏

  • the toneknob
    the toneknob Ай бұрын +1

    i really like this smiths methods! he knows what hes doing and why hes doing it. rolling the billet in straw ash then coating it in muddy water..brilliant! and his skill at yaki iri. this guy knows what's up!

  • Abdou
    Abdou 5 күн бұрын

    This old man amazed me because he is very patient, meticulous, and very focused in his work. I respect the Japanese people a lot because all their crafts are perfect.

    • D3genR3gen
      D3genR3gen Күн бұрын

      You know the Japanese aren't the only people that take pride in their crafts right?