Make Knives with a Modern Master!
250 Color Photos!
Bladesmithing with Murray Carter provides detailed explanations of traditional Japanese bladesmithing techniques that until now have been cloaked in mystery and myth.
After spending 18 years in Japan, where author Murray Carter lived and worked as a village bladesmith, he now wants to share his wealth of information for the benefit of the curious reader and Japanese knife enthusiast alike.
Throughout Bladesmithing with Murray Carter, the reader will be provided with an in-depth look into traditional Japanese Cutlery forging techniques and their modern applications, along with a collection of photos that document a large selection of Carter’s blades. The detailed information guides an inspiring bladesmith to become a successful smith in the Japanese style of blade making. Fans of Murray’s 15,000 knives will be delighted to see a comprehensive book written by the knives’ creator.
Photos document a large selection of Carter’s blades, which will provide a useful reference for Carter Cutlery collectors.
Table of Contents
Dangers in the Bladesmith Shop
Practical Parameters of Cutlery Design
Selection of Steel
Grinding a Perfect Blade Profile
Grinding the Secondary and Primary Edges
Low Temperature Silver Soldering
What Dulls Knives: How to Extend the Performance of Your Blades
What Makes a Knife Special?
Glossary of Japanese Terms
About the Author
Murray Carter is one of the most popular custom knifemakers at the annual BLADE Show, regularly conducts wildly popular seminars on shaving with a machete, and is known for standing at his booth sharpening knives while teaching the techniques to interested attendees. Carter lives in Oregon.