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Making an $8000 Damascus Katana

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Daniel Chyi
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This build was a ton of fun! There were so many things that I made for the first time, and I poured my soul into every aspect of this build. I hope you enjoyed the video, and I hope I brought a smile to your face :)

CHAPTERS:
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0:00 - Intro
0:21 - Forging the Damascus
8:34 - Forging out the Blade
12:46 - Grinding and Normalizing
16:30 - Factor 75
17:39 - Quenching and Straightening
19:48 - Pain
20:03 - Forging and Straightening the Second Blade
22:43 - Final Grinding and Polishing
28:42 - Habaki
33:40 - Seppa and Tsuba (Spacer and Guard)
37:13 - Tsuka (Handle)
41:56 - Fuchi and Kashira (Handle Caps)
46:39 - Shaping Fittings
48:09 - Saya (Sheath)
56:08 - Rayskin Wrap
58:51 - Koiguchi
1:00:38 - Saya Base Coat
1:01:45 - Polishing the Tsuba
1:03:02 - Menuki (Handle Ornaments)
1:04:29 - Ito-Wrap and Mekugi Pin
1:08:46 - Etching my Maker's Mark
1:09:37 - Etching the Damascus Pattern
1:12:46 - Painting the Saya/Finishing Touches
1:13:45 - Final Reveal
1:15:15 - Sharpening and Testing

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