My day job as Electrician, I also love the Martial Arts and hold a 5th Dan in no Tora Jujitsu. I also have cross trained in other Martial Arts along the way.
I stated smithing as a hobby over 30 years ago because of an interest in Swords, and little money to buy them. so I speak from experience when I tell people start with the basics when looking into blade work. I can be very direct and quite blunt when I post, so dont take it too personally, I still love you
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