Ron Macy awarded Certificate of Mastery

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Michael Bell hands Ron Macy his Certificate of Mastery.

On Nov. 14, 2008, we at Dragonfly Forge were proud and honored to award to Ron Macy a Certificate of Mastery for his many accomplishments in the arts of the Japanese sword.

Although Michael Bell has taught many students over the years, Ron is the first to spend the traditional five year minimum apprenticeship.

In addition to his certificate Ron is now entitled to use the character Tombo as well as the art name Kuniyoshi as his signature.

Michael met Ron in the 90’s and admired his fine craftsmanship and artistic sense in flint knapping and other so-called primitive skills.  He joined Michael as an apprentice in 2000 and although family responsibilities sometimes interrupted his studies, he always remained focused and diligent.

Ron is now an independent swordsmith but will always remain a part of the Dragonfly Forge family.

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(left to right, top to bottom) Gabriel Bell, Anna Bell, Michael Bell, Ron Macy, Randy Wiley, and Adam Coleman.

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9 Responses to Ron Macy awarded Certificate of Mastery

  1. Eric says:

    Congratulations Mr. Macy! I look forward to seeing more and more of your work.

  2. Virak Ung says:

    A big congrats to Ron. I am so happy for his acheivement in his studies. And now being the proud owner of one of his tanto that is currently being polished and mounted, I couldn’t be happier.

  3. Tom says:

    Congratulations friend. Proud to have you as a neighbor here in paradise.

  4. Mumtaz Baber says:

    Many congratulations Ron!

  5. Lee O'Hagan says:

    Congratulations Ron,
    It’s well deserved,
    Take care,

  6. Congratulations Mr. Macy. I’ve had the good pleasure of polishing one of your fine blades so far and look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.


  7. Teresa (Hopper) Porter says:

    Hello Mr. Macy-wonderful achievments in so many skillfull areas of craftmanship!
    I was wondering if this is the same Ron that lived up the street from me in the 60’s and ’70’s in Portland, Oregon? There was also a Mtn. climbing group with our science
    teacher that we went to several places with including the Tetons?! Just had to ask it was fun to see your accomplishments!

    • Kelly Gilgan says:

      Teresa, It is the same Ron Macy! He does do nice work! Its good to see your name again!

      • Teresa (Hopper) Porter says:

        Hello and thank you Kelly Gilgan for answering my question about Ron Macy! How fun to hear from you! I hope life has been good to my childhood neighbors! Always great to see what talents and skills old classmates have developed. May God bless you and your families. Sincerely,- Teresa (Hopper) Porter. :)

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