Walter Sorrells is a swordsmith who forges swords and knives designed to appeal to the martial artist and the collector of Japanese-influenced blades.
Because Walter is a practicing martial artist who has studied a number of Japanese sword arts, he demands that his work not only be attractive, but functional. Walter forges a wide variety of blade types, from high performance blades inspired — but not limited by — the Japanese tradition, to very traditionally made blades forged from folded tamahagane, the traditional steel used by Japanese smiths for over a thousand years.
Ever wanted to make knives or swords? Walter continues to expand his instructional video output, this time with a video aimed at all knifemakers. The hour and twenty-five minute video — Tools for the Knifemaker — outlines all the tools you’ll need to start making knives. The good news…you can get started on this absorbing hobby for around a hundred bucks. Click on the VIDEOS tab at the top of the page for more info.
See Walter’s latest work on this video:
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