Monthly Archives: May 2010

“Forged Art” by Teri Albert – The World Newspaper

“Michael Bell is both alchemist and artist. Using heat, hammers, and 40 years experience, he is a master swordsmith in the Japanese tradition.” Continue reading this article in The World newspaper by Teri Albert at theworldlink.com…

2010 School Year Begins!

Dragonfly Forge’s swordsmithing school, Tomboyama Nihontō Tanren Dōjō, was happy to welcome the first class of the 2010 school year to the dōjō. The full class was a Basic Forging Course, and all four students successfully forged wakizashi of forge-welded … Continue reading

Michael Bell, Swordsmith of Dragonfly Forge

A brief video interview with Michael Bell, founder of Dragonfly Forge, has been uploaded to YouTube. He speaks regarding becoming a swordsmith, his apprenticeship, developing forged cable swords, and our swordsmithing school, Tomboyama Nihontō Tanren Dōjō. We would like to … Continue reading

“A Slice of Japan” by Frank Knight – Ethos Magazine

“About 30 minutes outside of Coquille, Oregon, a small wooden marker written in kanji stands at the base of a hill. Another 15 minutes up the rough dirt road nestled amongst the trees of the rugged Oregon coastline sits the … Continue reading