Sparks will fly at demonstration of Japanese sword blade forging
There will be plenty of sparks, fire and smoke as master swordsmith David Goldberg and Edmonton blacksmith Shawn Cunningham work on a Japanese sword blade using a traditional coal-fired forge, working at temperatures of over 2500 degrees Fahrenheit.
This is a preview of what participants will see during a two-day Japanese Sword Blade Forging course NAIT is offering June 6 and 7 at Souch Campus (7110 Gateway Blvd.). The Continuing Education course – now in its fourth year - is led by Goldberg, who travels the world demonstrating his skills and teaching others the art of Japanese swordsmithing.
WHERE: Front Step Forge
902B 77 Avenue (corner of 9 Street and 77 Avenue)
WHEN: Wednesday, June 4, 2014
WHO: David Goldberg, master swordsmith
Shawn Cunningham, owner of Front Step Forge and a NAIT blacksmithing instructor
IMPORTANT NOTE: The June 4 media event takes place in a working blacksmith’s shop. Members of the media should be aware that this live demonstration with forges, steel and tools will result in traveling sparks. Please wear cotton clothing and boots during the demonstration to help prevent burns.
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