2013年11月13日星期三

who we are - the 9 dragon metalworks studio - Chinese sword accessory and Japanese sword fittings


Who are we?

Master Charles Wu is a skilled craftsman and owner of 9 dragon metalworks studio, who specializes in intricately carved metalwork. He has a considerable knowledge of traditional East-Asian sword fittings, but he is also an acomplished artisan of decorative metal fixtures and jewelery. He can work with various kinds of noble metals and inlay, plate and braze them toghther in various ways.

Techniques and Tools
Intricate carving and openwork is acheived through the craftsman's ability to visualize the object in its several steps of manufacture and through the judicious use of several tools and techniques. It is Master Wu's perception that usually four things are needed at any point are : Chisel, Hammer, Hands and a Holder. Doubtlessly, one of the most important tools is the chisel. There are many chisels that are used when making a piece, all appropriate for a particular shape and function.

In a word,
The way the technique used for them is starting with metal blanks and carving with a chisel and hammer. They are not the technique of wax carving and lost wax casting

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