World Record Speed Forging - MURRAY CARTER





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Published on Mar 26, 2011

In this video, you will see in 10 minutes what took Murray Carter a little over 30 minutes to produce -- a traditional Japanese Kuro-uchi kitchen knife.

This video was filmed with the intention of demonstrating how fast raw materials can be transformed into a functional knife when one has the unique distinction of completing close to 14,000 blades in his lifetime. However, when making knives for Murray's discerning customers, A LOT more time than just 35
minutes goes into them to make them perfect.

The steps you will be able to view are:

1) Preparing the carbon steel core
2) Splitting the mild steel to accept the core
3) Fluxing the metals to be welded
4) Forge welding carbon steel and mild steel together
5) Rough forging the blade
6) Cutting the blade pattern out
7) Grinding
8) Final forging
9) Annealing
10) Removing scale
11) Cold forging
12) Stamping with maker's mark
13) Coating with quenching clay
14) Quenching
15) Tempering
16) Straightening
17) Grinding of secondary edge
18) Honing of primary edge
19) Attaching the handle

For additional views of this process, check out this excellent slideshow on "The Making of a Kuro-uchi":

These techniques are taught by Murray in his bladesmithing courses. To learn more about these courses and the many other steps to making high-quality high-performance knives, visit "Secrets of a Samurai Bladesmith" at our website:

We have photos from other classes which you can view at our PicassaWeb site:

You can also go directly to see the eleven different Bladesmithing Courses on our Products Page for pricing information:

Be sure to visit our main website to discover more about the worth and beauty of hand-forged Japanese knives:

All of the Products we currently have in stock, including some Kuro-uchi knives, are located here:

Drop by for a visit! Hope to see you soon. May God richly bless you, and remember...

Stay sharp!

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