Korean Sword - Contemporary Swordsmiths

Contemporary Swordsmiths

  • Hong Seok-hyeon in Paju, Gyeonggi province, makes swords by hand, as he has done for more than 20 years.
  • Lee Sang Seon in Munkyong City, Kyongsangbukdo Province
  • Lee Eun-cheul in Yeoju, Kyonggi Province. In addition to being self-taught like other contemporary Korean swordsmiths, he also received training under Aoki Yutaka (青木 豊), a master swordsmith in Okayama Prefecture, Japan to rediscover Korea’s forgotten swordsmithing skills, which were lost near the beginning of the Japanese colonization of Korea.
  • Kang Cheul Kyu in Pocheon, Kyongki Province.

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