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A Modern Blacksmith Making Ancient Japanese Culinary Knives

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Published on Dec 5, 2012

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Arnon Kartmazov of Bridgetown Forge works all day on his feet. Like the traditional blacksmith of old, he forges steel, repeatedly pounding and pressing a heated steel mass with his might and swiftness into conforming shape. One of those feet stands solidly in the modern smithing world that relies less on physical might, and more on mental acuity and modern equipment to accomplish the same goal: reshaping raw steel into a finished object of beauty and purpose, form that follows function. "So, if I have to use something entirely modern I will use that. If I have to use a technique which is a few thousand years old, I will use that too," says Kartmazov.

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