See the forging of a Japanese style blade from smokepole barrel. By inserting a mild steel rod into the bore and forge welding them together, blacksmith Walter Sorrells duplicates the metallurgical principle behind the construction of ancient Japanese blades.

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Barrel to Blade: Making a Japanese Style Blade from a Worn-out Smokepole

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