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This is a temporary forum for you to be able to report issues you have following our message board upgrade. It will be removed at a later time.

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Name Changes? - last post by Alan Longmire

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Show and Tell

This is the place to post the pictures of your latest work.

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Longseax in work - last post by ruggero


This is an area for photos. They don't have to be knife related, just images that you created that you want to share. I have had great fun with my digital camera and find it is a way to open the creative vein. Keep the images no larger than 640x480 and around 50k.

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A dedicatd forum for posting videos and other forms of animated multimedia.

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Knives For Sale

This forum is to provide a place for members to offer their knives for sale. No dealer or commercial postings, but if you have a knife that you made and would like to offer it for sale please feel free to post.

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custom knife - last post by Collin Miller

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A place to show your work and receive design help and critique.

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A place to discuss the history of bladesmithing and share information about blades from all cultures

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Dussack Swords - last post by Wes Detrick

Old Masters

A place to share information and photos of past Masters of the craft. No living makers please and be sure to have permission to post images.

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F. J. Richtig - last post by Collin Miller


A resource to list references, video and books that would add to the general knowledge of the craft.

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Hot Work and Bladesmithing

This is the place for all questions related to forging and hot work.

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Hot Work

This forum is to replace the old hot work and bladesmithing forum. Please post new topics here.

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First go at Canister damascus - last post by MattM

Bloomers and Buttons

For the growing field of smelting iron and steel. This forum is open to crucible and bloomery discussions.

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Gonna learn Wootz. - last post by Mark Green

Beginners Place

All "newbies" / beginners, please post your questions in this forum. Thanks.

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14...15...16th century - last post by LOKI VINK

Teacher Directory

Here you can find teachers of the craft

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CT Wolcott (near waterbury CT) - last post by Matthew Parkinson

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Elk anther conditioning - last post by Casey Cardwell

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Because every blade needs a sheath.

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An axe mask - last post by Alan Longmire

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Discussion of techniques related to decorative arts such as carving, engraving, chasing, repousse, filing etc.

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antler ring - last post by Geoff Hardy

Shop Safety

Tips and hints to keep you in one piece and not bleeding

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Curious,is there a list of... - last post by Kenneth Mauldin

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Non-Ferrous: fittings, alloys, patinas

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junkyard steel facts - last post by Cody saldivar

Heat Treating by Alloy

A catalog of methods for proper heat treatment of blade steels arranged by particular alloy

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The Way

Open discussion about it all.

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No! Im not dead, lol - last post by Kevin (The Professor)

Firey Beards

A Place for Smithing TomFoolery

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A little too accurate.. - last post by Bruno

Books, Videos, and other Media

Post your book/video and other media type recommendations here.
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Tools, Supplies and Materials

A place to sell and where to find materials and supplies. This forum is intend for the use of our members and is not for commercial purposes.

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Show and Tell Hall of Fame

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Home for pinned hot work topics

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Pinned threads relating to casting, smelting and making steel

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Makers marks - last post by Brad Woollon

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KITH 2011

A forum for WIP threads to be posted of those participating in the 2011 "Knife in the Hat" event.

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Procrastinate... We all do it. - last post by Isaac Humber

KITH 2012

"Knife in the Hat 2012"

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And the KITHs winners are:  ! - last post by Caleb Harris

KITH 2013

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KITH 2014

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KITH 2015

Just what it says!

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