Swords are objects of power.
They are an inseparable part of our collective history, romanticized artifacts of long forgotten times. Objects which served as war-makers and signaled status. They have evolved throughout their existence, from bronze, to iron, to steel. The tools and techniques for their manufacture have evolved as well, but even in modern times fire, hammer, and anvil serve to bend and form this most cold and hard material.
Modern craftsmen have to make many concessions in regards to the way we approach making this work. From the materials we use to the techniques and tools, much has changed, but the artistry and integrity behind hard work done with deft hands will never fade.