This video takes you through the process of making a W2 steel katana from beginning to end. The blade fittings are inspired by Chinese painter Zheng Ban Qiao and the blade itself by the work of Kiyomaro.
This video takes you through the process of steel smelting in a bloomery furnace. From charcoal cutting to charging the iron ore and finally taking down the furnace to recover the bloom of steel.
This other video shows the slag running out of the furnace.
This one shows a noisy hydraulic press making a quick job of compacting the bloom.
And finally making a tanto out of the smelted steel.
Test cutting (tameshigiri) with swords made by Jesus Hernandez.
This is a bloomery style steel smelt at Vilobí del Penedès with Miquel Segura.