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Hoy's Forge last won the day on February 15 2018

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  • Birthday 06/12/1968

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    Witcher Creek West Virginia
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    Preaching, Gospel Bluegrass & Celtic Music ,military history , bladesmithing , knife making ,Leatherwork, muzzeloading and every art form that can be possibly connected to the above , and some that ain't www.hoy'sforge.com

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  1. Hoy's Forge

    Completed Bowie for Arkansas Show

    Gary , that is a stunning piece of work !
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    Avarian saber - pattern welded blade

    lovely lines, great blade!
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    A Modern Bowie

    Sharp piece of work Gary! I'm a big fan of Iron wood and Bowies !
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    15th Century Spanish Espada

    Lots of broken jeweler's saw blades too !
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    15th Century Spanish Espada

    Jason... I really don't know LOL all compressed together I would estimate about 240 hrs.
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    15th Century Spanish Espada

    Conner......Appears as though you've fought the casting monster too ! LOL I THINK this was my 7th attempt. I originally planned on a knuckle bow, and the casting just refused to cooperate. I finally did a simple foam outline in sand with the quillions pointed down , instead of lying flat. The metal seemed to gel before filling those finger loops when the mold was laid flat.
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    15th Century Spanish Espada

    A while Back a Mexican Pastor contacted me about a Bible themed sword. There are tons of sword references in scripture, so putting all of my themes together this is what I came up with . This is forged from a Strut coil ( I assume it's 5160) Guard and pommel are cast Bronze . Amethyst cab in silver bezel, Scabbard is leather lined pine with red pigskin and brass mouth with leather and brass fittings. I have spelling error in the pommel engraving which is a simple fix to change a J to a G (for those of you who may be grammar Nazis LOL ) Can you find all of the themed elements in this project?
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    An announcement

    I own season 5 , 4 ,3 2, 1 LOL of FF on Amazon video! I 've never heard your name pronounced. I missed the intro where they flashed the name's spelling I always assumed your name was pronounced like the things that open locks..Keezs , so it didn't register till I saw your first name with the British spelling "HEY THAT'S GEOFF KEYES" ! You gotta tell us the whole story man ! Congrats on your stardom LOL I'm way too chicken to try it myself LOL
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    New Damascus Santoku

    It exudes Japanese "style"! Graceful , clean, natural. The elements blend seamlessly, yet they contrast enough to show distinction. The clean tight fit of the tang into the wood is commendable as well! SWEET!
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    Completed Mosaic Bowie

    Well for my 2 cents, I can't make up my mind what I like best, or which is most imppresive so I just have to like it all ! LOL You get Credit for a great Job on that Damascus pattern, an we'll just have to give the Lord credit for the pattern in that Iron wood... they're both beautiful ! It looks like a lovely marriage! A scabbard or presentation case of the same Iron wood with maybe some silver inlay or pearl inlay accents would really go good too !
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    Nothing fancy

    Good looking knife . I was gonna say somthin about that " camel Bone" handle, but the Punny thing is everyone else made no bones about it LOL Nice sheath too!
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    A rose for Valentine's

    I'm just gonna assume here in my ignorance of this particular art form and the Japanese terminology that the "stippling" back ground is done by hand , and is far from being applied randomly. It appears as uniform as the threads in a fabric twill. Which means I'm saying...THAT'S AWESOME!
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    Dwarven Hunting Knife

    You've up'd the ante ! I see some things on the sheath I must do better on mine !The garnet settings , the fine detail on the brass work is great, and the little face on the antler toggle is genius . And Yes the pattern on the blade is terrific ! LOL. You and Petr get a standing Ovation
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    Sword - Petersen type C

    Nicely done Kris! Looks like it would cut very well!
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    Hunter Bowie

    smooth! wasn't what i pictured from the written description.I imagined more RRspike. LOL the wood looks like fossil ivory!