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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

Gabriel Bell Returns to HISTORY Channel’s “Forged In Fire” Season 3

Dragonfly Forge is proud to announce that it’s very own Gabriel Bell will be competing in the upcoming season finale of History Channel’s hit show Forged in Fire. Forged in Fire Season 3 Episode 16 will air on Tuesday, February … Continue reading

Notice Regarding Ray Skin Handles and Scabbards

On November 8, 2016 the voters of Oregon passed Measure 100, which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and other animal parts. Listed with these animals are sting rays, the skin of which is called same or same-kawa … 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

“Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire: The Art and Science of the Japanese Sword”

March 14th, at 7pm PST, Michael and Gabriel Bell of Dragonfly Forge will be the featured speakers of “Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire: The Art and Science of the Japanese Sword” at Linfield College in Mcminnville, Oregon. The panel discussion … Continue reading

Dragonfly Forge on Jefferson Public Radio’s ‘Jefferson Exchange’

Our radio segment on the Jefferson Exchange, March 8th, 2016, with Geoffrey Riley is available for listening on the JPR website.

“Coquille swordsmith Michael Bell is known for katanas” – The World

Read the article here at the World’s website.

The World – Dragonfly Forge

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