Here's the man banging away a few rough forgings.
Was that 4 in 9 minutes? I think working at that speed all day might be unsustainable (I might be wrong), it looks very mentally and physically taxing.
Originally Posted by Chicagohawkie
Still, with that speed putting out 60 blades in a day seems almost like a child's play.
50 years times 60 blades forged per day is how many knives?
Going from step one to finish... carbon steel and hammering it out together with its cladding then cutting to size and tempering... I would estimate a skilled forger can make anywhere from a couple to 10-30 good quality blades a day, depending on size and steel.
Now if he were talking about rough looking quickly hammered out blades like some of the kurouchi knives out of Tosa. Then I might believe him.
Or as Jon stated, it depends on what he is hammering and what stage from and til