Monthly Archives: May 2009

Dragonfly Forge has a Facebook!

If you don’t what Facebook is then this probably has no importance to you.   But now that more and more people are on Facebook, Dragonfly Forge has decided to jump on the bandwagon too! So go ahead and visit … Continue reading

2009 School Year of Dragonfly Mountain Swordsmithing School Begins

As the fruit trees around the shop blossom and the everything else on Dragonfly Mountain begins to grow at a nearly unmanageable rate, Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo once again opens its doors to students. We already had our first, very … Continue reading

Crab tsuba in progress, by Gabriel Bell

This tsuba is currently being sculpted by Gabriel Bell.  The tsuba was forged from antique wrough-iron.  It was then pierced and carved.  The basic design is classic Japanese; the most famous tsuba of this design can be seen in the … Continue reading

Bowers Museum – Art of the Samurai: Selections from the Tokyo National Museum

Of possible interest for those in the Southern California area, the Bowers Museum is holding a special exhibit featuring nihonto from the Tokyo National Museum.  Although viewing online photos of Japanese swords can certainly be enjoyable, it can in no … Continue reading