2020 Class Schedule

March 2020
Monday March 23 – Friday, March 27 – Basic Japanese Sword Forging Course

April 2020
Monday, April 27 – Friday, May 1 – Kajioshi-Habaki Combo-Course

May 2020
Monday, May 25 – Friday, May 29 – Koshirae/Shirasaya Course

June 2020
Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21 – Basic Japanese Sword Forging Course

July 2020
Saturday, July 18 – Sunday, July 19 – Oroshigane (Steel-making) Seminar

Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24 – Intermediate Japanese Sword Forging Course

Michael and Gabriel Bell appearance on Science Channel’s Built By Hand

Michael and Gabriel Bell, instructors of Dragonfly Mountain Japanese Sword Forging School and father-son swordsmiths were featured a while back on the Science Channel’s TV show “Built by Hand”. The same documentary series earlier aired in the UK and elsewhere under the name “History in the Making”.

Each episode features the re-creation of three items: a tool, a weapon, a machine or an item of historical importance by expert craftsmen. It is a fascinating glimpse into historical crafts and the dedicated people continuing them in the modern world. We are proud to be featured alongside expert craftsmen of so many diverse backgrounds.

Viewers in the USA can watch our episode of Built by Hand, Episode 4: Secrets of the Samurai Sword, online at the Science Channel website.