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    japanese tamahagane steel for sell


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    Hello everyone! I hope they are well. I want to make an appointment. Soon I will have the opportunity to travel to Japan and I want to know if in some way you can buy tamahagane steel to do a little experience of forging. Maybe there is some business or address that sells it to the public as does Dictum from Germany with a tamahagane from Hitachi. If anyone has information I will be very grateful, regards peter

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    I don't think you can buy Tamahagane from Hitachi, unless you are a certified Japanese Sword maker. I also don't believe that Dictum gets it from Hitachi. The pictures they provide show a very small scale operation of Tatara-buki, not the large-scale preparation by Hitachi.

    Anyway, there are small shops where they also run Tatara-buki at a small scale, and you can buy theirs. It would be around $100 per Kilo. Alternatively, you may want to participate in public events often taken place at various Japanese swordsmith to make a knife or something with leftover Tamahagane.

    Hope this helps.



    Miso

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    Tanks Miso!

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    You might want to make your own if you have the place, time, and lots of charcoal.

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    I thought they use some kind of special black sand to make tamahagane. You can really make it at home?

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    Some Japanese Sword makers do it at their shops in a small scale. Some test iron sand from various different places for R&D.
    There are Youtube videos of backyard Tatara-buki, some of which were done in the US.

    Miso

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    luis mills just collects pellets from foundry shops.

    from this forum: Alaskahagane. boy, using 400 pounds of iron sand, 25 pounds of tamahagane steel was recovered (5%)
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...le-show-knives

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    Many thanks to all for your comments, they are invaluable help. We already have good experience making our oroshigane from iron (nails) and tamahagane from iron minerals and calcined pellets. We wanted to get something of tamahagane from Japan to be able to compare with our product with respect to the thermal treatment and the behavior during polishing. We were lucky to get two kilos of the official tatara and two kilos of oroshigane of a local craftsman, now to work !!! Many thanks to all, there are a couple of photos of our previous experience, sorry for my bad english, regards, Peter
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