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The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156–1868 Exhibit

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is currently featuring an outstanding exhibit: Art of the Samurai Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156–1868. The ambitious loan exhibition will bring together 214 masterpieces, including 34 National Treasures, 64 Important Cultural … Continue reading

August 2009 Oroshigane Seminar Results

With a super busy summer here at Dragonfly Forge, we were finally able to update our swordsmithing school’s website, www.tomboyama.com with some photos and information regarding our August, 2009 Oroshigane Seminar. We hope to update this site with some photos … Continue reading

33rd Annual San Francisco Token Kai

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the 33rd annual San Francisco Token Kai will be held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott.  Once again, Michael and Gabriel Bell of Dragonfly Forge will be attending the show on Saturday and Sunday.  The … Continue reading

Seashell ‘kai’ Tsuba by Anna Bell

This tsuba is in the Higo style, with two seashell, or ‘kai’ in Japanese, pierced and carved in negative silhouette.  It is forged from antique wrought iron.  It was pierced and carved by Anna Bell and given a finish and … Continue reading

Custom Handmade Sword Bags, For Sale

Dragonfly Forge is now proud to start offering sword bags custom to fit each sword. They are handmade by Anna Bell of Dragonfly Forge here in our shop in Oregon. Every bag is padded with quilting material, keeping the swords … Continue reading

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

Oregon Knife Collectors Association (OKCA) Show, Eugene, Oregon April 17-19, 2009

Like every year, Dragonfly Forge will be attending the Oregon Knife Collectors Association’s annual show in Eugene, Oregon. The show will be held this year on Friday, April 17 thru Sunday April 19. It is located at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene, Oregon. Continue reading