This is a *modern* collection of engraved chasing hammers collected by a gentleman named John Rohner. The detail is so lovely, you'd think they were done in the - when tools were as pretty as the objects they were used to create!
Uri Hofi, The twisting tool is heavy duty and adjustable up to steel. IForgeIron Blueprints Copyright 2002 - 2007 IFORGEIRON, All rights reserved. Twist 01 by Uri Hofi Eight years ago I developed this.
Forge-welding and folding steel bars to create a billet and forging it into a SUNOBE, then into a blade. Start by manipulating the pattern in the steel. This is not a foreign concept to the Japanese smith. They use it commonly to make mokume out of soft metals and some schools use it to enhance the visual appearance of the steel grain in their blades. The Gassan school created their ayasugi hada this way, this drawing shows a ladder pattern that creates the wavy look of the ayasugi hada.