Japanese Katana Workshop – Make a Short Blade

Make Your Own Letter Opener with Real Katana Steel

Made using tamahagane, steel used in making Japanese swords, this letter opener will be a precious memento of your time in Kyotango. You'll get to strike the steel, work the bellows, fan the flames, and add your own flair in the process of making it. It'll be mounted in a fountain pen style handle and scabbard and you'll be able to take it home with you on the day.

DETAILS

SCHEDULE
(Some times may differ)
1 An introduction to Japanese Katana and an explanation of the days plan
2 Apply heat to the tempered sword steel, and mold it with a hammer into the correct shape
3 Allowing the blacksmiths to perfect the shape you'll have a chance for a short rest where you can appreciate their previous works
4 Use a rasp to smooth out the steel
5 Polish the face of the blade with a whetstone
6 Sharpen the edge, then fix it into the handle
ACCOMPANYING GUIDE
(INCLUDED OR NOT)
Not
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE
2
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE
4
MEETING PLACE
314 Tangocho Miyake, Kyōtango, Kyoto 627-0212
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Reservations can be made for every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, from 1pm.
Total time is about 3 hours
PRICES
Price per person 38,000 yen
ACCEPTED PAYMENT TYPES
  1. Cash on the Day
COMPANY INFORMATION

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