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Desc:documentary following every detail of the exacting recreation of a 19th century sword guard.
Category:Arts, Science & Technology
Tags:documentary, swords, Ford Hallam, Hagia Katsuhira
Submitted:Gamara II
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Comment count is 17
jreid - 2012-03-01
Part 2 is part 1, part 3 is where you'll find part 2.
TeenerTot - 2012-03-01
Very interesting.

I like to imagine what the world would be like if we had few MBAs and more artisans and craftsmen.
kennydra - 2012-03-01
I did not expect to find this so compelling.
glasseye - 2012-03-01
I've watched this about a dozen times, this guy is simply incredible.
chumbucket - 2012-03-01
Oh my god. When he explained that the stripes are actually inlays I just about had a stroke.
dancingshadow - 2012-03-01
The inlay integration is just incredible. What an awesome 4 month journey!

Triggerbaby - 2012-03-01
Do the Japan have something against the lost wax method or something? Carving out an ingot seems like the most tedious possible way of making anything.
memedumpster - 2012-03-01
takewithfood - 2012-03-01
At some point in the second part I realized that my mouth had been hanging open for so long that it had gotten all dried out and gross.
TheSupafly - 2012-03-01
Thank you, that was awesome, and surprisingly exciting. I actually felt my heart racing at the end.
Ursa_minor - 2012-03-01
Hell yeah, Crysis shirt!

Actually, I've sent this to just about every artisan in my family. It's absolutely stunning.
Gamara II - 2012-03-01
I'm glad everyone enjoyed this so much. I found it on a post from metafilter:


The other videos aren't as amazing, but the folkstreams site linked there is definitely worth a look. I'll be posting some more videos from there.
CrimsonHyperSloth - 2012-03-01
Jesus, I love people with passion for quality and pour their soul into their work.

This also made me deeply miss my Kendo and Iaido days.
TheOtherCapnS - 2012-03-01
That was pretty damn good, but I wonder if the patron made an unboxing video once he got the finished product.
Oscar Wildcat - 2012-03-01
I'm imagining that fat kid from a few days back waving the thing at his mom for Youtube. Sweet.
Screwtape - 2012-03-02
Great work, but it seems a bit disingenuous to recreate the signature without at least an additional signature by himself. Seems like it kind of cross the line into forgery rather than recreation.
LeChuck - 2012-03-03
He probably did mark it with his own signature somewhere inconspicuous, and anyway, I thought it was not dishonest, but remarkably disinterested to sign another's name after spending so much time and expertise creating such a beautiful piece. The more successful his reproduction is, the more transparent his authorship becomes, so that perfection means total anonymity, which is a strange and wonderful creative object.

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