From Dust to Edge

From Dust to Edge is the documentation of a long journey in the efforts of making a blade out of homemade steel. My interest in blades started with the legendary Japanese katana and as a result of wanting to learn more about how they were made I ended up becoming a bladesmith. I combined the traditional Japanese techniques and the current knowledge of the Western smith in this pictorial representation.

This is just incredible, and I encourage you to give it a read even if you think you’ve zero interest in this sort of thing. It’s hard not to appreciate a true craftsman explaining every step of his craft.

(Via an email from Willie Jackson.)