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    Mastersmith designation question...

    I apologize as I probably placed this in the incorrect forum but does anyone know if there exists an equivalent of Master Designation in countries such as Japan, Germany, Sweden, etc. ?

    How are bladesmiths deemed as mastersmiths in Japan for example?

    I have found a list of all American Bladesmith Society mastersmiths here:
    http://www.americanbladesmith.com/in...up_id=5&next=1

    I am wondering if there is any international equivalent to this certification elsewhere?

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    in japan there are certifications, qualifications, and associations, but in general, its a pretty small world and its clear who's who and who is good

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    in japan there are certifications, qualifications, and associations, but in general, its a pretty small world and its clear who's who and who is good
    Are there any websites?

    I'm wondering as to which smiths Nenohi is contracting out to?

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    how small is it? Are we talking like 10 people or 50 people? Can you give a list of the top 10 or so? or the top smiths in your opinion Thanks Jon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboybrent View Post
    how small is it? Are we talking like 10 people or 50 people? Can you give a list of the top 10 or so? or the top smiths in your opinion Thanks Jon!
    not without getting myself into trouble

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBroida View Post
    not without getting myself into trouble
    Hahahaha

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    Just order a Nenohi from a dististributor like Korin. In my opinion they produce the best example of classic Japanese cutlery. Period. I have to say "period" one more time.

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    The ABS is world wide but not all makers join the ABS so the rating is only for forging smiths

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    And not all forging smiths join the ABS . And just because you don't join the ABS , it doesn't mean you don't know what you're doing at the forge .
    I'm being trained by a Master Smith in the ABS , but I have NO intention of joining them .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill T View Post
    And not all forging smiths join the ABS . And just because you don't join the ABS , it doesn't mean you don't know what you're doing at the forge .
    I'm being trained by a Master Smith in the ABS , but I have NO intention of joining them .
    thatsn right to Bill

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