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RIP Phillip Baldwin


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Hello all.   Some of you may have already seen posts on other forums, but I found out at a small gathering of NWBA members last night that Phillip Baldwin, very talented blacksmith and bladesmith died last week (Wed or Thurs).


Too many of you older guys who I learned from are getting too old!!!:(

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RIP Bear....be free!


as always

peace and love




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I hadn't heard this, that's very sad.  It was one of Phil's knives that made me want to learn about making damascus, in about 1984.  I also watched him demo hot forging T6 aluminum into a pry bar at an NWBA event.

Fare well, Phil



"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."


I said that.


If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton


So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.


Grant Sarver

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Phil was the first one I saw demo damascus with Dan Maragni……At Peters Valley maybe 79 or 80? I was blown away ….he always raised the bar …..


it’s a punch in the gut when you see contemporaries pass….  

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