Yes I understand what you are saying.
But the matters referring to are only noted as to there apparent knowledge of the various blade types. I have found nothing to contradict what they say as to various methods of manufacture.
The Morgan Valley Forge and Bugei follow the method of homogenos chrome vanadium steel and, at less for the blade i saw made, the clay tempering mefhod.
Morgan Valley Swords also in the 3-4000 dollar range. I will research the various mathoeds cited, I do not think it is sufficient to throw out possible knowledge because the knowledge is connected with the "knock offs".
These swords are not up to your standards, to be sure, but they are decent blades. Check the Morgan Valley forge website.
The entire (Or one) traditional proccess was document on Weaponsmasters strarting at the bring of the huge block of iron from the stream beds and the seletion of various parts thereof by the master smiths . Then the progran followed a piece to a master swordsmith shop where there sword blade waas made.
The Finan step (before polishing) was the clay tempering method and it is too lengthy to set forth here. I
An apparent capture Blade. It is incorrect in that the Saye was "beadblasted" in black.
It is for sale
the methodshown in the youtube video did not follow the traditional 'fetching" or the iron from the mountain stream beds, but it is not disimilar otherwise.
In the Weaponmasters each smith was alowed to select from the 2000 lb black block of steel-and that chose was broken down into what would be used for each "layer" of the blade. The forge was done by use of a hand powered hammer-and then the result was retempered using the aforementioned clay method.
I have inserted two poor pics of my "Clay tempered blade".
I have the video of the Weoponsmasters showing the construction of a Katana in two wildy different ways. How do I get it, and the little sword blade type manual I compiled several years agoe (pre Olympics) I would like to get this you NOT to sell you on the manufacturer but only to show the varying type of blades put together which I velieve to be a correct compilation of Blade shaeps(including tachi, katana, Ken, Nagianata and others.
I will try and get one page of the compilation posted here.
In the meantime, perhaps you can pay me a visit at the house and revieww my poor collection and my new/used Corvette (a 1999). Perhaps a step down from the Z 06-but a 'vette just the same.
I will copy the video (it is included with an episoe on blowpipes, but you do not have to watch that.)