My name is Joe Weed and I live in southern Ohio. I am using the handle "Osagetree" on this site.
My 23 year old Son and I have become interested in building knives, hachets & some simple tools. We made us a simple coal forge as an experiment to see if we would remain interested or if we could even do some fabricating of knives using RR spikes, plate metal and rebar.
We just jumped the knowlege gun so to speak and went right at pounding on our Rail Road Rail for our anvil. We made a couple things that resemles knives, but the are not heat treated correctly. We are now t