Category Archives: Videos

Videos about Dragonfly Forge, Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo, as well as other sword-making related films.

The World – Dragonfly Forge

Sword and Smith Forged, by Joe Pierre

An alumnus of our swordsmithing School Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo, Joe Pierre, has put together a three part documentary about our work, our swordsmithing school and classes, entitled Sword and Smith Forged, and shared it on YouTube. Joe attended our … Continue reading

The Making of a Classic Kinko Tsuba – Ford Hallam

Ford Hallam, the very talented and award-winning kinko, is featured in this two part video, an enlightening window into his methods and technique. The tsuba is the reproduction of a missing piece from the mid-1800’s and is an true masterpiece.

Michael Bell, Swordsmith of Dragonfly Forge

A brief video interview with Michael Bell, founder of Dragonfly Forge, has been uploaded to YouTube. He speaks regarding becoming a swordsmith, his apprenticeship, developing forged cable swords, and our swordsmithing school, Tomboyama Nihontō Tanren Dōjō. We would like to … Continue reading