Over the years Francis has worked, literally, on thousands of swords, their fittings, and their scabbards. Unfortunately most of these were the property of private owners and so pictures were never made. We are currently trying to gather as many photos as we can of the work that Francis has done over the years on blades, fittings, and koshirae. Please come back and visit to see if anything new has been added.

The following pages show just a small slice of Francis' work.

Forging

Quenching

Polishing (coming soon)

Blades

Koshirae (Furniture)

Kodogu (Metal Fittings)

Making a Tanto from Scratch