Zubeng Forge is a Smithy in the heart of China, Master Rich Chen uses an Ancient formula to create true Tamahagane steel for his swords and knives. Making Tamahagane steel is a long and labor intensive process which starts with select Iron Sand and other Natural materials that are found in only a few places in the world.
Here is a video of Master Chen making Tamahagane for his Sword
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Master Chen brought me a piece of the actual Tamahagane Steel he makes ~ as it appears “In Process”
This is a Traditional Tool called a Kiri dashi – which literally translated means “to carve out”. Very popular with Wood Carvers, Bonsai Tree artists and general home use.
These are Hand crafted from the same hand made Tamahagane steel as Master Chen uses to create his Custom Chinese swords.
Differential Heat Treat leaves the Edge hard and sharp (approx 62 Rc) – the cutting edge has the same shape as traditional Chinese Swords, the Convex edge is amazingly sharp – it provides both strength and precision cutting ability and only Stropping is recommended to maintain the edge.
This is an integral piece, approx 3/16″ Thick, the handle is wrapped with Rattan and there is a small Leather Lanyard through the end.
Hand made Steel with the Sweat and Soul of the Maker.
A true Traditional tool that will make you smile with its performance.
I have only 5 ~ as these are handmade, the actual size will vary slightly.