No..not someone like Kajihei
I mentioned prior to the "timawarp" that the show Forged in Fire is looking for a master smith, preferably Japanese, to participate on a very special episode.
There seems to be a lot of legal issues to deal with, in order to find a Japanese smith. Laws about forging non-traditional blades (i assume at his "home forge") or otherwise.
Anyways, still trying to get around that. And still looking for suggestions and people to reach out to those contacts that they have. Paul Martin is working his side. But in case they are unable to solve the legal issues...I am asking if people know of any really good forgers/smiths outside of Japan, and not in the USA/Canada?
Perhaps there are European smiths or people who work in the Japanese style who would be willing to discuss participation. Time is fairly urgent, and I would need help reaching out to potential participants.
So go for it guys...reach out to those talented people who are master smiths and who would like to represent the Japanese way of forging steel.