Manufacture of a Sword Forged from Panasonic Shaver Blade Steel

ch.01 Jan 19, 2018
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Panasonic shavers have special blades born and made in Japan. Each blade employs traditional Japanese sword craftsmanship renowned worldwide to leverage the special techniques of swordsmiths in cutting-edge production technology and realize unimaginable sharpness.

This project set out to prove the epitome of Panasonic shaver performance from superior rigidity and durability to sharpness by creating a Japanese sword from scratch using traditional techniques forged with the same steel as the inner blades of the Panasonic shaver.

This video shows the production process. Swordsmith Yuya Nakanishi undertook the challenge to forge this sword controlling the hardening properties of the stainless steel while utilizing techniques passed down for generations to bring this one-of-a-kind Japanese blade to fruition.