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 the years, Ron is the first to spend the traditional five year minimum apprenticeship.
In addition to his certificate Ron is now entitled to use the character Tombo as well as the art name Kuniyoshi as his signature.
Michael met Ron in the 90’s and admired his fine craftsmanship and artistic sense in flint knapping and other so-called primitive skills. He joined Michael as an apprentice in 2000 and although family responsibilities sometimes interrupted his studies, he always remained focused and diligent.
Ron is now an independent swordsmith but will always remain a part of the Dragonfly Forge family.