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News regarding Dragonfly Forge

Notice regarding new sword commissions

As of this date, June 12, 2014, I will no longer be accepting new orders for swords. Excepted are those swords already commissioned and those under negotiation. Gabriel will still be inviting new orders which will be undertaken with my … Continue reading

Japanese Metalwork Technique by Ford Hallam

This past October, Gabriel Bell of Dragonfly Forge, had the distinct honor of attending Ford Hallam’s Immersive Iron Brush workshop. Mr. Hallam is the world’s foremost artist and authority of Japan’s ancient decorative metalworking tradition, kinko, having received top awards … Continue reading

Oregon Knife Collectors Association Show in Eugene, Oregon

Dates — April 12 – 13, 2014 Times — Saturday 8 am – 5 pm – Sunday 9 am – 3 pm Admission – General admission $6.00/day Members free Members only day on Friday April 11 Free demonstrations – Saturday … 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

37th Annual Oregon Knife Collectors Association Show

Michael and Gabriel Bell of Dragonfly Forge will be attending the annual Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) Show in Eugene, OR at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Our table will be in the usual spot, so drop by and say hello. … Continue reading

On-the-spot Sharpening Service @ Drake’s 7 Dees Gardening Center in east Portland

Gabriel Bell of Dragonfly Forge will be performing knife and tool sharpening at East Portland’s Drake’s 7 Dee Gardening Center next Saturday, February 18th, 2012. Brings your blades to be sharpened while you shop the garden center. Receive a coupon … 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

Annual Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) Knife Show

Dragonfly Forge will soon be attending the Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) annual knife show in Eugene, Oregon. The show, held at the convention center at the Lane County Fairgrounds, will be held April 8-10, 2011. Friday admission is open … 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