Swordsmith Walter Sorrells

Bibliography on Walter Sorrells Walter Sorrells is a martial artist who studied karate at the same time learning iaido – the art of drawing a sword. Since he was fond of practicing iaido, he was then influenced in the art of shinkendo  and later on crafting swords. At that time wherein he was crafting his very own swords, he was also mastering iaido so his skill in drawing the sword and making the sword developed and matured simultaneously. While he was busy learning how to use a sword and create

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Interview with Swordsmith Walter Sorrells

Knowing that you have a backgound in various japanese martial arts, how or when did you decide it was time to start making japanese sword ? There are a lot of folks out there with a great interest in both martial arts and swords but I don’t think many of them are ever thinking about trying to make their own katana… I was always interested in Japanese swords. We practiced iaido as part of our training in the school where I studied karate. Later I took up shinkendo, but that actually happened

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