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Show and Tell

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

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Photography

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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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 show your work and receive design help and critique.

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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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KITH 2013

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KITH 2014

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History

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

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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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Library

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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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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Left overs. - last post by Niko Hynninen

Beginners Place

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

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Here you can find teachers of the craft

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Because every blade needs a sheath.

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

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

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Non-Ferrous: fittings, alloys, patinas

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Questions and discussions about heat treating.

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What is Amorphous Metal? - last post by Wes Detrick

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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Firey Beards

A Place for Smithing TomFoolery

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Post your book/video and other media type recommendations here.
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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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Home for pinned hot work topics

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Pinned threads relating to casting, smelting and making steel

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Marks to be Identified

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