Conversation Between Charles Wu and kevin colwell

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  1. Mr. Wu (Charles),
    You know me as Kevin - the professor from other forums. I am working on learning to make dao blades. They have such wonderful shapes and history.

    I have a question for you - what is the typical method that was used to make the cupped hilts? Were they soldered from a flat piece and a ring, were they hammered from a flat piece, or how was it done (especially with iron, since that is what I work with)?

    thanks for your time, and for sharing your beautiful work. Maybe some day I will make something that would be worthy of your fittings, but that is still a few years in the future.
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