Category Archives: Dojo News

News related to our swordsmithing school, Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo, Dragonfly Mountain Japanese Sword Forging School.

2018 Sword-making School Class Schedule

March 2018 Monday March 26 – Friday, March 30 – Basic Japanese Sword Forging Course April 2018 Saturday, March 31 – Sunday, April 1 – Kajioshi Course Saturday, April 7 – Sunday, April 8: Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) Knife … Continue reading

“I have discovered the secret of sword-smithing: hard work.” – A student’s Journal during their time at Dragonfly Mountain.

Marcus Ranum, who attended our Basic Forging Course last October, shared his experience as a student at Tomboyama through a day-by-day journal of the class. Dragonfly Forge trip report – main page His descriptions and photos provide an excellent peek … Continue reading

2017 Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo (Dragonfly Mountain Japanese Sword Forging School) Class Schedule

March 2017 Monday March 27 – Friday, March 31 – Basic Forging Course April 2017 Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 2 – Kajioshi Course Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, April 9: Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) Knife Show in … Continue reading

2016 Swordsmithing School Course Schedule

March 2016 Monday March 21 – Friday, March 25 – Basic Forging Course Saturday, March 26 – Sunday, March 27 – Kajioshi Course April 2016 Friday, April 10 – Sunday, April 12: Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) Knife Show in … Continue reading

Tomboyama 2015 Class Schedule

March 2015 Monday March 23 – Friday, March 27 – Basic Forging Course Saturday, March 28 – Sunday, March 29 – Kajioshi Course April 2015 Monday, April 20 – Friday, April 24 – Introduction to Forging Laminate Woodworking Tools May … Continue reading

Tomboyama 2014 Class Schedule

2014 School Year March 2014 Monday March 24 – Friday, March 28 – Basic Forging Course Saturday, March 29 – Sunday, March 30 – Kajioshi Course April 2014 Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13: Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) … Continue reading

Tomboyama 2013 Class Schedule

2013 School Year March 2013 Monday March 25 – Friday, March 29 – Basic Forging Course Saturday, March 30 – Sunday, March 31 – Kajioshi Course April 2013 Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14: Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) … Continue reading

Tomboyama 2012 Class Schedule

Dragonfly Forge’s swordsmithing school, Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo, is proud to announce it’s schedule of classes for 2012, taught by Michael Bell, swordsmith in the Japanese tradition with over 40 years of experience in the sword arts. Student’s may reserve … Continue reading

Tomboyama Swordsmithing School Annouces 2011 School Year!

Michael, Anna, and Gabriel Bell of Dragonfly Forge are happy to announce the swordsmithing school’s schedule of classes for 2011. We have added two new courses for the 2011 school year: the Intermediate Forging Course and the Tsuka Course. For … Continue reading

2010 School Year Class Additions

A couple additions have been made to our swordsmithing school, Tomboyama Nihontō Tanren Dōjō, 2010 school year schedule. Please visit the school homepage, www.tomboyama.com, for more information or to reserve a place in a class. Also, let us remind everyone … Continue reading