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Show and Tell

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

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

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

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Non-Ferrous: fittings, alloys, patinas

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

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

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KITH 2012

"Knife in the Hat 2012"

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Just what it says!

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    Collin Miller

    Finally finished a real nice osage orange recurve bow after working on it all week. Shot great, after about thirty arrows, it was my new favorite bow. Then somewhere around the fiftieth arrow, the upper limb shattered.

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