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Jim Kelso

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  1. A slide from my talk:
  2. Many thanks guys. Much appreciated.
  3. What a sweet gift!
  4. If this has anything to do with knives it's that I stole the design from a Kano Natsuo kozuka! The wood did oblige with landscape coloration. The inlaid shell is a super unusual wee bit of Brazilian Ebony. The Head and leg are inlaid horn. I put up some process shots and video on Instagram.
  5. I'll post a link to the registration asap: Schedule: Friday, September 29 After 2:00 PM! Arrive at Ashokan, registration, unload gear. 4:00-5:00 Set-up forging areas Pavilion and Tent 5:00-6:00 Happy Hour Open Bar Lobby 6:00-7:00 Buffet Dinner 7:00-7:15 Introduction Lecture 7:15 – 8:30 Viking Spears and Construction – Justin Mercier Lecture 8:30– 12:00 Open Forge Pavilion Saturday, September 30 8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast 9:00 - 10:00 How to Make a Living as a Knife Maker Without Becoming a Weasel II – Kevin Cashen Lecture 10:00 - 11:00 Blade Forging – Sam Salvati Tent 11:00 - 12:00 Forge Welding – Justin Mercier Tent 12:00 - 1:00 Opening to the Far-Green: Imagination and the Creative Process – Jim Kelso Lecture 1:00 - 2:00 Lunch 2:00 - 3:00 Fundamentals of Mechanical Accuracy – Tim Wright Lecture 3:00 - 4:00 Hands On Class in Comparing Combat Knife Design – Bill McGrath Tent Learn knife katas to see how form follows function. Tent 4:00 - 5:00 How to Grind Forged Blades Like a Stock Remover – Kevin Cashen Tent 5:00 - 6:00 Cold Forming Copper Fittings Using Uchidashi – Jim Kelso Lecture 6:00 - 7:00 Dinner 7:00 - 8:00 Kitchen Knife Theory – Nick Rossi Lecture 8:00 - 9:00 Salt Bath Heat Treatment – Tim Zowada Pavilion 9:00 – 12:00 Open Forge Pavilion Sunday, October 1 Check out of bunk areas before 9:00 AM! 8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast 9:00 - 10:00 Fitting Guards and Handles – Nick Rossi Lecture 10:00 – 12:00 Knife Display and Show Dining Hall 12:00-1:00 Lunch 1:00-2:00 Pack-up and clean-up forging areas 2:00 Departure
  6. I'll check with Tim on registration. Should be available soon. Here is material from last year: http://ashokanknifeseminar.com
  7. Nothing official yet, Sam or otherwise ...
  8. I was told a while ago that this is the lineup. Haven't got the official announcement. So far we have: Tim Wright Kevin Cashen Sam Salvati Justin Mercier Rick Barrett Jim Kelso Josiah Boomershine (maybe) Tim Zowada (Maybe) Plus a couple more...
  9. And the better photo of ura side:
  10. A better overall of omote side:
  11. Thanks very much Peter, Karim and Jesus! Peter, I'm sorry the book took so long to get to you, but glad you like it. Thanks so much!
  12. Thanks Noah and Brian. Brian, "Bravo!" works for me!
  13. I was sorely vexed to miss you guys last year...
  14. Thanks very much Wes and Chris. Here are some close-ups:
  15. Sept. 29 - Oct.1 Looks like I'll be reloading my program from last year which I had to cancel because of the dreaded wild parsnip (seriously) Wild Parsnip Caution So I'll give a slide-talk : Opening to the Far-Green: Imagination and the creative process and a demo: Cold Forming Copper Fittings Using Uchidashi Tim should be announcing the rest of the program soon, but I wanted to get the dates up here ASAP. Hope a lot of you can make it. Always a good time.