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News regarding Dragonfly Forge

Cable tanto, in progress

Tanto in the shobu-zukuri style of standard-twist forge-welded cable construction. 10 inch nagasa with dynamic hamon. Copper habaki. Koshirae mounted with hamidashi tsuba of antique forged wrought iron with matching wari-bashi (or wari-kogai). Seppa of copper.  Partially ribbed, black and … Continue reading

Interview with Pieces

Michael Bell was recently interviewed by the online magazine Pieces, which seeks to explore the various materials that we use so often in everyday life and their multi-faceted functions. The current issue focuses on steel, it’s many applications in modern … Continue reading

Ron Macy awarded Certificate of Mastery

On Nov. 14, 2008, we at Dragonfly Forge were proud and honored to award to Ron Macy a Certificate of Mastery for his many accomplishments in the arts of the Japanese sword. Although Michael Bell has taught many students over … Continue reading

Announcing New Homepage for Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo, our swordsmithing school.

Our school of swordsmithing, Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo, Dragonfly Mountion Japanese Sword Forging School, now has a new website and domain name, All of the information regarding our swordsmithing school, classes, other teaching events, and anything else related will now … Continue reading

Swordsmithing School Update

Now that the leaves have begun to change color and the cooler weather of Fall begins to descend here on the southern Oregon coast, our swordsmithing school, the Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo (Dragonfly Mountain Japanese Sword Forging School), will be … Continue reading

Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo Classes for 2008

Since we began teaching formal swordsmithing courses at Dragonfly Forge, we have been very lucky to teach friendly and talented students, many of which have been able to return for more instruction at the Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo. This year’s … Continue reading

Swordsmithing School UPDATE, New Photo Galleries

This information and the photo galleries have moved to the homepage of our swordsmithing school,

Sword making classes, UPDATE

This post has moved to the homepage of our swordsmithing school,

Website Difficulties

If you had any trouble accessing our website over the past weekend, we would like to apologize. The website had a few troubles recently, but they should be resolved now We can also always be reached by phone at (541) … Continue reading

Thank you all who vistited!

We would like to thank everyone who visited our table this past weekend at the Oregon Knife Collectors Association Show in Eugene Oregon. We would also like to thank everyone who attended our open house and grand opening at our … Continue reading