Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Top Surnames

view all

Profiles

  • Hikoshiro Sadamune (1298 - 1349)
    Hikoshirō Sadamune (相模國住人貞宗 - Sagami kuni junin Sadamune) (born Einin 6, 1298; died Shōhei 4, 1349) also called Sōshū Sadamune was a swordsmith of the Sōshū school, originally from Gōshū (also known ...
  • Masamune (1264 - 1343)
    Masamune (正宗?), also known as Gorō Nyūdō Masamune (五郎入道正宗?, Priest Gorō Masamune, c.1264–1343 AD), is widely recognized as Japan's greatest swordsmith. He created swords and daggers, known in Japanes...
  • Thomas Whipple, Il (c.1510 - 1577)
    SOURCE: William Wyman Fiske, "The Whipple Family of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire: Proposed Ancestral Origin of Matthew Whipple of Bocking, Essex, and a Whipple Ancestral Line for Arthur Gary of Rox...
  • Thomas Whipple (c.1475 - bef.1537)
    SOURCE: William Wyman Fiske, "The Whipple Family of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire: Proposed Ancestral Origin of Matthew Whipple of Bocking, Essex, and a Whipple Ancestral Line for Arthur Gary of Rox...

Bladesmiths


Please add Geni profiles of those who practiced the craft of Bladesmithing. Profiles must be set to public. Project collaborators, please add resource information.


Bladesmithing is the art of making knives, swords, daggers and other blades using a forge, hammer, anvil, and other smithing tools. Bladesmiths employ a variety of metalworking techniques similar to those used by blacksmiths, as well as woodworking for knife and sword handles, and often leatherworking for sheaths. Bladesmithing is an art that is thousands of years old and found in cultures as diverse as China, Japan, India, Germany, Korea, the Middle East, and the British Isles. As with any art shrouded in history, there are myths and misconceptions about the process. While traditionally bladesmithing referred to the manufacture of any blade by any means, the majority of contemporary craftsmen referred to as bladesmiths are those who primarily manufacture blades by means of using a forge to shape the blade as opposed to knifemakers who form blades by use of the stock removal method, although there is some overlap between both crafts.


Many blade smiths were known by other titles according to the kind of blade that they produced:

  • A swordsmith's specialty is making swords.
  • A knifemaker makes knives and other cutlery. (see the Geni "Cutlers" project)
  • A scythesmith is a smith who makes scythes.

resources

jump back to

this project is in HistoryLink 

https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/43/69/79/0c/5344483e65ec5d9e/historylink_logo_really_small_t.jpg