Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo Information

The Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo (Dragonfly Mountain Sword Forging School) is located at:

88321 North Bank Ln.

Coquille, Oregon 97423

The school is located about halfway between the small towns of Coquille and Bandon, and is only about 10 minutes away from the beautiful southern Oregon coast. The larger city of Coos Bay/North Bend is only 30 minutes away.

See it on a map, here.

Our classes run from 9am to 5pm for the dates of the course. We will break for and provide lunch.

Students can find accommodation’s in all three cities. A list of some possibilities can be found here.

The Southern Oregon Regional Airport is only 40 minutes away, with service to  San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon.

Dragonfly Forge is also only 10 minutes away from the world famous golf resort Bandon Dunes.

4 Replies to “Tomboyama Nihonto Tanren Dojo Information”

  1. We will not be offering any more classes for the year of 2008 after our October Basic Forging Class as winter weather can make travel unpredicatable. We will be offering classes again in the Spring of 2009. Details will be posted on our website as they become available.

  2. hello, my name is Ivan Smith, i am from Bemidji Minnesota. threw out my entire life i have always been upsest about classic blacksmithing/sword smithing techniques. for the last year and a half i have have been under a art blacksmithing meantorship. right now i go to college in ely Minnesota. If I where able to work at your schoool. i would drop everything and move to organ in a drop of a hat. with in the last few years of my life, the west has been calling, and blacksmithing is a central part of my life. thank you for reading my message, and i hope to hear from you soon.

    1. Dear Mr. Smith

      Thanks for your letter.

      Getting some mentoring in blacksmithing is a great start toward learning the art of swordsmithing, and a healthy obsession is very helpful to keep focused on the task.

      Our school is rather small, accommodating no more than four students per class. We currently have three instructors in most classes, so no additional help is required.

      The life of a swordsmith is economically challenging, especially when starting. The more broadly based your training and skills are, the easier is is to make a living as a smith. If you are learning from a good blacksmith the skills acquired will serve you well if you eventually move into bladesmithing.

      At some point, taking one of our forging classes will probably help you a great deal in achieving your goal of becoming a swordsmith.

      Good luck in all your efforts.

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