The Craig Douglas Ibara Project – Part 2
September 14, 2020 in Knifemakers Notebook

I set about learning everything I could about Shibuichi and Shakudo. These are traditional Japanese metal alloys used to create sword fittings like Tsuba, Fuchi, Kashira and Menuki, and typically adorn expensive antique swords, or are made into fittings which are in their own right works of art that are highly praised by collectors. Shibuchi […]

Craig Douglas Ibara
The Craig Douglas Ibara Project – Part 1
September 11, 2020 in Knifemakers Notebook

It was a regular morning on the 12th of February 2019 when I got a message via instagram from an account I was very familiar with. The notification on my phone read something like “SouthNarc wants to send you a message”. It’s one of those notifications that as a relatively new knife maker in the […]