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, our next generation partner at Dragonfly Forge, is still inviting new orders. The quality of the work will be of the same high standards expected from Dragonfly Forge. To get in touch with Gabriel about commissions please email

My object in declining further orders is to finish existing commissions, and when these are completed, to undertake some new projects of great interest to me.

I will still be making swords for sale, but these will reflect my own ideas as to what a great sword can be. Among these swords will be a greater emphasis on tamahagane type steel, although I will continue work with forge-welded cable as well. And of course, will remain fully engaged as the head instructor at Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo.

Michael Bell, Master Swordsmith