Jump to content

who are you?


Recommended Posts

My turn. Good Morning all. My name is Adam. I've been lurking here for a while now. I pay the bills though my employment as a fire protection engineer. (I draw sprinklers :blink: ) I am married to a wonderful, lovely, quick witted and very sharp tongued red headed Irish lass, and all that goes with it. We have 4 kids, 1 dog (mountain feist), 1 cat, a rat, and more fish than I can keep up with. Our own little circle of life. :lol: I do French & Indian war re-enactment and a little Rev war. I used to do SCA as well. I try to make most of my associated gear and equipmnet for my hobby. I've built 3 front stuffers from kits, and 1 from scratch. I do leather work, such as pouches, hunting bags, moccasins, etc. It all helps pay for the hobby.

 

I have been working on getting my forging things together for a while now. I've put together a few knives from other blade makers (Blades & Such, Texas Supply, etc.) and have done a few stock removal blades. I have only forge 2 blades and they were ... interesting to say the least.

 

I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to Don for putting this all together, and to Dan for helping him keep it going. This is a great site. I love that everyone here tries to contribute to craft and teaching others the craft. There are many inspirations here in this community such as, Don, Dan, Alan, Jake, Bob, Adlai, even Sam, with his over bounding enthusiasm for the craft. Thank you all very much.

 

Adam Stevenson

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
  • Replies 196
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

When I'm not beating on metal I baby-sit 25 attorneys. I'm the records and facilities manager for the firm. I have a 16 year old autistic son who is my pride and joy. I have happily passed down my fam

Was born in Washington, DC in 1976 and raised in the DC 'burbs where I stayed until about 6 months ago when I moved to PA. I've been a computer geek of some type or another since I was 4 and that's wh

I feel like I have become a lurker on my own forum and thought this would be a good time to reintroduce myself.   I started smithing in 1976 partly because I had time on my hands and mostly because

Posted Images

A little feedback on myself. Born in Beaumont Texas May 1970. Lived in the area most my life. Graduated high school. Spent a year in college decided it wasn't for me.(what a mistake.) Became an arborist (tree surgeon) Have three beautiful kids, another on the way. Now i'm retiring from tree work. Having surgery on my spine tomorrow. Had a couple bad falls over the years!! Going to set my sights on bladesmithing (been doing for awhile). Figure it's time to try and make a little money at it. After a speedy recovery. I hope. I now live in north Louisiana. Got run out of town last year by Rita (the hurricane). If you think the short one's rough you ought to here the long one. But we're blacksmiths, we're survivers and one of these days we will rule the world.

Link to post
Share on other sites

May i begin by thanking all of you that finally inspired me to stop planing to make knifes and start making knifes !!!! with out you i would be in the back yard right now pumping out S-hooks and fire tools, with my dreams of blade smithing existing on in a notebook.

 

 

Well my name is DJ Pratt i was born in Collinsville IL right near St.Louis Mo, and have lived here my hole life. I started off making armour in the SCA which is where i discovered blacksmithing and was immediately smitten with a love for the art. As things have progressed i have slowly merged my love for all things pointy and metal work ,and this is where it has left me. Beyond that i got out of high school got a string of jobs until my wrist was crushed between a fully loaded cart (around 2500 lbs) and a door frame in a accident. After this i decided that i was gona break the mold of my blue collar family(i come from 15 generations of carpenters and cool miners), and go back to school which i am currently doing as International Relations major with a focus in refugee management. I have one year of school left then i will be headed to Geneva for a year or so for a WTO internship, and then a two year Peace Corp. tour then on to grad school.

humm after reading all those plans i don't know where blade smithing will fit in but i will have find room some where.

 

 

~~DJ

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 months later...

I guess it's my turn... Conceived in Germany, born in the great state of Texas. I'm an Air Force child, we moved about every 18 to 20 months while I was growing. I spent the last 25 years as a tech. specialist on high speed duplicators/copiers and computer integration of the same. Eventually settled in TN where I plan to live out my days. Being on part of the (wifes) family farm 1.5 acres now someday soon 85 acres allows me to work full-time for myself!? Do we really work for us anyway?

We live in a 100 year old one room schoolhouse, that now has more rooms, and is filled with family history. I fell in love with all things 'sharp and pointy' about 10 years ago and haven't looked back. I am a student of life and love to people watch. I feel that life is more about the journey than the destination.

I am learning more about the history of blades, culture of weapons, and legend as I go. I consider myself a Scot by birth, a Texan by the grace of God, and a blade smith by sheer luck and force of will. It is an honor to be counted amongst the likes of people like yourselves.

Dennis

Link to post
Share on other sites

Born in the UK in '62.

 

Living in Kent inna UK with ma wife (SWMBO) & daughters (LSWMBO#1 & LSWMBO#2)

 

I do HP server configuration & installation on a consultancy basis, part time househusband (1 day a week, today) & part time knifemaker & proprieter of Kent Cutlery.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

Time to introduce myself, I guess...

 

My name is Peter Johnsson (born in 1965) and I work as a swordsmith based in Uppsala, Sweden.

 

I have been visiting this forum quite frequently lately to follow discussions about the craft and to see the inspiring work presented here.

At present I am spending part of my time at home, taking care of my two daughters, Laura 3 and Ellen in her second year. My workshop has since May of this year been in a state of complete chaos after moving to a new place. Not much in the way of blades has been made this year...

So, I take comfort, seek inspiration and renew hope by looking at the work of others.

A time like this does provide a perspective and it will be great to start working in ernest again on the other side of new year. Perhaps trying new ways, materials and methods? We shall see.

 

It is now about 10 (or is it 12?) years ago that I first found Don Fogg´s site while I was doing my basic training in decorative ironwork. I remember how exited I was finding such a rich source of knowledge and inspiration.

Thank you Don!

 

My initial intention with blacksmith training was to combine design and craft in making contemporary objects for homes and public places. Traditional craft and contemporary design applied to sculptural work and/or utility objects. I did not think that I would submit to the calling of blademaking on a professional basis, even though swords has always held a lifelong fashination to me.

How I could fool myself thinking I could spend time in a smithy and somehow restrain myself from forging swords is now a mystery to me.

The urge of swordmaking became too powerful to ignore. I love learning from original artifacts and try my best to emulate the work of past masters. It is an ever humbling experience to hold in ones hands a fine sword that has survived the centuries and see the attention and care that was invested by its maker. An efforless competence and deep awareness of the blade, that is simple and very complex at the same time.

 

Since 1999 I have now worked full time with the study and making of swords, focusing mostly on reconstructions of swords in the European tradition. Part of my time is spent developing designs for an American sword manufacturer: Albion Armorers.

 

Over the years, I have had the privilege to meet blademakers whose work I admire. I draw inspiration from those craftsmen whose integrity and attitude towards life, is relfected in their work. This is something I want to strive for and hope that my work will show something of that same quality. Some of you that I have met are active on this forum.

I look forward to sharing ideas on the Work and the Way with old and new friends in the craft.

 

Peter

Edited by peter johnsson
Link to post
Share on other sites

I grew up in central Illinios and my interest in making knives goes back to my teens when I made a dagger out of one of my Dad's old files and heat treated it myself. I was deposted in the Tidewater of Virginia when I got out of the active duty Navy and I retired out of the Reserves as a Corpsman first class. I now work as a lab tech in a walk-in care clinic. I didn't realize how thoroughly I was tainted as a Corpsman until several patients addressed me as "Doc". I always correct the patients' impressions that I might be a physician but when I'd tell these people that I wasn't the doctor, they'd say something like "ya, but you're a Corpsman". I hope to move back to Illinois in the next few years after I get my retirement from the Reserves and I hope to be able to make at least a little extra money making sharp things. At least it will keep my hands and my mind busy.

 

Doug Lester

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...

Well,

 

I'm new here, but not to smithing. Been doing it for about 10 years off and on. I recently retired fro the military in March, then went to work as a Field Engineer for an International Drilling Company. After three months of that, I decided that not being home for a month on end was going to end my marriage, so I took a job locally with GE Wind Energy. Now, I'm a Wind Technician.

 

 

Home is Merkel Texas, where I'm trying to get a shop going. It'll be called Big Country Metalworks when its finally going

 

 

 

Bob :)

Edited by Bob Hastings
Link to post
Share on other sites

Not really new here, but then again not much of a contributor. born outside detroit, 1949--attended public school there and further north in michigan. avoided the draft by joining USN in 1967--then in 1974 decided to go to college (working in the Pontiac Motors foundry didn't thrill me much), and with the wifes help, one child and one on the way, managed to get an associate degree in HVAC and have been in the field since (working in Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Missuori and back to Arizona). I got tired of running service out in the real world and about 6 yrs back went to work with a defense contractor here in Tucson as a plant operator (chilled water/compressed air). had to go on second shift as i was low man on the pole, but it works for me and have worked second shift since 2002.

Started a little forging a few years back as it was something that interested me and i figured i could do. then thru several fourm and such i was invited up to Tai Goo's for an evening of forging under the full moon and got to meet some of the other neo-tribal types there and have made some good friends (seems like the bladesmiths are a special lot )

I'm hoping that my work will progress enough so that i can maybe even start to sell some of it now and again (as i really don't want to wait til i'm 65 or 67 to retire).

And i would like to thank all who post their pic's and tips, techniques, pitfalls and the other stuff that is so freely passed on to others---you make it fun and inspiring to those of us who are in the lower end of the learning curve. azmike

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...

Well,

I went to my profile page the other day, and noticed that there were upwards 80 views. I realized that I have not really post much information about myself here. I for one, enjoy reading people's profiles, especially when they take some time on it. It makes the internet less cold for me. So here goes. I'll try not to ramble....

 

 

Most everyone starts out when and where they were born at this part. I have to be a little different, so I'll start in the middle.

 

Did a fair amount of reading as a teen in the 70's. Many books that had heroes auspiciously finding long lost blades with mysterious histories, as they set out on their quest. That's about the time I wanted one for myself. Well, let me rephrase that. I wanted to MAKE one for myself. :D

 

I was fairly well trained in metal work by then, starting at the age of about 5 or 6. My father was a racecar fabricator/driver and I spent years in the shop with him. Being curious, I started asking questions. Dad liked to demonstrate, rather than talk, so I soaked a lot of stuff in. Did not realize that not all 6 year olds could not make a good bead with 6011 :D

 

I have some education and professional experience in drafting and engineering, but as interesting as that is, I wanted to create rare and wonderful objects in metal. A pencil just didn't cut it for me.

Had an offer to study siversmithing in Switzerland when I was 19. Knew I would get terrible homesick before the apprenticeship was up, and there was this girl ;) ....... so I passed.

 

I currently work for Boeing commercial airplane group, in the fabrication division. Been there a long time, and try to learn and soak up all I can and try and apply it to my smithing. Some stuff crosses over quite well, and some doesn't.

 

My religious affiliation is traditional Roman Catholicism. You may see the influence, even in my bladesmithing. God made and put and order to all this stuff after all.

 

I've been married to my high school sweet heart for 25 years. I call her "Miss February", as she was born on St. Valentine's day. I live in rural St. Paul Oregon area and have a very modest smithy. I truly believe that you can make world class works of art, with minimal equipment. I know, I've seen some amazing work from several master smiths through the years.

 

Oh yeah, I'm 46, born in Michigan on Christmas eve, 1960.

 

Hope I did not ramble too long. Jerry

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok. I've soaked up way to much good info on this forum not to post something here.

 

Let me see.... the names James Peterman but most folks call me Mike, traxxs or some other unmentionable name. I just turned 30 this past September and have been piddling with bladesmithing for the past 3 or so years.

Like most the rest of you I've been fascinated with knives,swords and any other sharp object since I was a small terror.

What got me turned on to making knives was my search for a decent kitchen knife ( that I have yet to make) and I've been a lost cause ever since.

 

I grew with a family full of mechanics and paint and body men so I know my way around a wrench and spray gun pretty good. Some of it must have rubbed off cause for the last 11 years I've been turning wrenches and building parts for military transport aircraft for Boeing.

 

Currently in Byron, Georgia with my wife of 9 years and two boys.

 

 

-- James Peterman --

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, I've learned alot about you guys reading this thread. As a newbie on the forum, now as good a time as any to introduce myself. I'm Tony Coiro, born and raised in South Bend, Indiana. My dad and grandpa were always major do it yourself-ers so we have alot of tools and they taught me alot. However, I'd imagine my turning point towards the mechanical was when I was real young, 4 or 5. I grew up in a neighborhood where the average age was late 60's, so I'd come home after school and play legos/k'nex, which progressed to motorized toys, leading to takin them apart and seein how everything worked. A few years later, I built my own robot.

 

Right now, I'm a senior in highschool. I go to a pretty small high school, I take all honors classes, I'm student body vice pres, blah, blah, blah thanks to some parental "suggestions" about my future. Quite frankly, all the titles mean nothing to me. Sure, I keep my obligations and do the work, but life's about finding something you love and chasing it, it shouldn't matter if you get recognition or not. Happiness is found in living in accordance with your own nature, not one imposed upon you. (My theory on why there are soo many unhappy people today, but that's another story.) That's why I build. There's just something satisfying about designing, building and using something entirely created by you. Most people don't even know this side of me. I guess that's my story so far. In the fall, I will either be going to Purdue (only place I applied) or pursueing a career in lion taming. Either one should be fun, lookin forward to it. Oh, and I started on the bladesmithing route because someone said I couldn't and my building ego can't say no to a challenge.....oh ya and I'm 18.

 

Tony "Danger" Coiro

Edited by Tony C
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 months later...

My name is Polly Prissypants and I'm from South Dakota.

 

Alright, that's a lie. My name is Matthew McKenzie and though I registered a few days ago, I'm the forum's newest member. I've been frequenting this place for a while now and the urge to join and hopefully contribute was prodded along by the fact that non-members can't view embedded pictures. Regardless, I'm here now and like a bad case of carpal tunnel, I'm gonna be tough to get rid of.

 

I was born in the late seventies to a correctional officer and a housewife. After they got divorced when I was eight, dad started paying more attention to me (I think that's when his career took off) and being the head officer to a special ops team, he taught me the finer points of long-distance shooting. This roped me one heck of a gig with the United States Marine Corps when I turned eighteen. After the military, I got a job as a manager of a fast food place, which opened up all sorts of doors in the food industry. Cooking is a passion I got from my mother, who is still one of the best cooks I know, so after school, I became a professional chef, which is my current day job.

 

I've had something of a passion for metalwork for years. I remember when I was twelve, I was given an old anvil that had the horn broken completely off of it and didn't have a flat surface on it. I treasured that ugly lump of metal and made tiny blades out of concrete nails every day for all my friends (the school principal just looooved me :lol:). When I was in college, a friend mentioned that his father had "a huge forge and a big anvil." I arranged to meet the man and, as I suspected, he had a small brake drum forge and a piece of railroad track. Still, the two of us became instant friends and along with another friend, we currently run a small, but successful architectural metalworking shop. While we definitely do plenty of hammer work, there's more arc welding and less heat & beat than I would like. Still, it provides me with a wonderful place to exercise all my dark, horrible fantasies in metal.

 

I favor an 8 pound hammer for general work and a 2.5 pound hammer for close work. My work area is completely littered with empty Mountain Dew cans. I'm currently building a power hammer in my spare time (though that is getting stuck on the shelf until I find some straight springs worth using...any recommendations?). I've forged dozens of basic knives from railroad spikes and the like, but only one "real" knife, which I unfortunately cracked during HT. I'm learning a lot from reading this forum and observing your work, so keep it coming. I'm still learning.

 

Alright, that's a lie. My name is Polly Prissypants and I'm from South Dakota.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...

Well, I figured i should introduce myself. I am relatively new to actual smithing but have dabbled in jewlrey making and welding on and off since the late 80s. I was born in Atlantic City, NJ and grew up on a farm in the Pine Barrens but have been within 20 miles of the Nation's Capitol most of my adult life. During the week I am very busy running a customer service and dispatch department for a large copier service company. Smithing is a great stress reliever, but I also target and skeet shoot as well as paint, crochet, do yoga, cook and walk to pass my time. I live with my man (who is in the Police Academy), my smelly old dog named Seven and my siamese cat, the Fatty Wuss Puss. My interests range from Polka to Asian History, Nietzsche and even Monty Python. I am a dork of epic proportions and enjoy the hell out of my life. I like to learn new things every day and hope that this forum will help me gain even more knowledge about smithing. Finally, I just have to use the ninja face because its funny :ph34r:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Allright, BC, you and I are practically neighbors. I live just south of the Beltway, Rose Hill neighborhood. You oughtta make time to come see the Fire and Brimstone hammer-in and smelt next week.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Allright, BC, you and I are practically neighbors. I live just south of the Beltway, Rose Hill neighborhood. You oughtta make time to come see the Fire and Brimstone hammer-in and smelt next week.

I just sent my registration in the other day when they announced that there were a couple of spots left on BGCM chatboard, which is how i found you guys! See you there!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Born in Moscow,USSR,in 1966,i was brought over to the US after finishing 6th grade there,the extent of my education to date.Have lived in Alaska since '86,a professional neer-do-well.Homesteading(read:starving) on the north bank of the mighty Yukon,between the villages of Ruby and Galena, since the early 90-ties i came to blacksmithing out of the nessesity to make assorted tools/hdwre that i could not afford.The addiction grew exponentially till it finally eclipsed what little common sense that i did have,i'm only thankful that it doesn't pay,or i'd quit doing anything else at all.But this way my day job as a subsistence hunter/scavanger at least gets me out of the forge at times.

My one and only love being the controlled hand forging,and never having any bladesmithing ambition at all,i come to be on this forum thus:Blinded by vanity i desired to slap together a pattern-welded blank for a dear friend,an old-timer with a lot of experience in reduction,who spoke so wistfully of someday working with "damascus".So after a too-brief trial run(a nasty old primary roller chain out of a snowmachine gear-box,the silly thing stuck together like a dream,beats me why,producing a blank with hardly any inclusions),i threw together a 2/1 S7*/file blank,ending up with 384 layers,383 of which were welded very well.Naturally,the fatal 384th was right in the middle,and was only discovered by my poor friend after countless hours of very careful flat-filing(to make it worse the deal was about the size of K-BAR,full tang,local game running to some size).Needless to say i felt like an utter turd...and greatly humbled, been reading this forum's archives since.You folks run an outstanding show here,what's been covered already is enough for years of study and practice.Simply don't know how to express my gratitude,thank you all so much.Jake the Mad Russian.

*jack-hammer bit

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

I'm new here, been interested in smithing for quite some time but it's taken awhile to really figure out how I actually go about doing it, what I need, etc. This seems like a good forum for that, so hopefully I can finally get started learning soon.

 

Apart from that, I live in Toronto and I'm currently studying to become an animator. Not bad with computers, and fairly good with my hands. Kept all sorts of crazy pets as a kid (bugs, etc) and pretty good at throwing screwdrivers into stuff. Not bad with knives either. Half decent painter, played guitar since I was 6, currently trying to find a bunch of hobbies and interests to better spend my time with though.

Edited by Yukril
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...

im ethan blair akahele jackson. i was born and raised in hawaii and have never left this place :( .im 16 years old and go to pahoa high and intermediate. i have no idea what im going to do with my life, except mabey go into metal working(got to love the feeling of steel grit), and keep making knives. im a bad speller and like video games..

Link to post
Share on other sites

My name is Wesley Croom, and I was born in a sharecropper's shack on a frosty morning in June of '68.

 

I've lived in Eastern North Carolina my whole life. I'm married (18 yrs), and have one of each, ages 17 and 15. I have worked in the cable TV industry for the past 20 years. It's not a very exciting career, but I've met some nice people.

I've always been handy. I'm a fair carpenter, plumber, electrician. A less than fair welder, and I absolutely hate to paint. I make beer and wine. I spent my formative years working on trawlers in the Pamlico Sound and in the Atlantic. Being butt deep in fish kinda takes the charm out of being at sea.

While running a service call a couple of years ago, I noticed a cannon sticking out of a customer's shrubbery. The lady of the house explained that her husband was a welder and made cannons for fun. She then showed me several knives, swords, and folders that he'd made. I was truly impressed.

Her husband came home while I was there and we hit it off immediately. He's been messing with hot steel since he was 7 years old. He's in his late 50's now. He has taken me under his wing and is teaching me how to forge and heat treat.

I'm not a really fast learner ( see remedial forging 101) but he's very patient. Rarely does he have to say " Why in the hell did you do that?", or " Counter clockwise! COUNTER CLOCKWISE!!". The man has the patience of a saint!

So far, we've built me a gas forge. I have a dog of an anvil that I picked up for $20. It's 160 lb. and very old, but it has been abused badly. We'll get to that eventually. Forging sessions are followed with a beer or three and a generous dose of bull.

I'm fortunate to have found someone to teach me. I'm enjoying myself immensely.

 

I'm especially glad to have found this site. It's good to be able to see some of the fine work you folks are turning out. You people are artists and should be proud.

 

Glad to be here among you.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Hello all . I registered here under a nickname before I realised that wasn't wanted , my apologies for that . I haven't tried forging a blade yet , so I'm actually kind of embarrassed to even introduce myself . But since I'll be bothering some of you with questions it's only polite . Born 1952 in Charleston SC , raised in western Washington . My education is pretty opposite a lot of you , halfway through the 9th grade got booted , later on got a GED just cause I kinda felt like a loser .

Have done remodels/additions on houses , roofed , delivered pizza , was a working cowboy for a short while , worked on Harleys in a couple aftermarket shops , been wrecking steel in factories for about 13 years . Currently Working in an aluminum extrusion plant in Prescott Valley , Az . Oh , certified RV tech for awhile too . Self taught on stick and Mig welding , and learned with help on gas welding . Have been making tools , and vehicle parts as needed for years .

My real reason for posting on this thread , to thank all of you for the sharing of knowledge , to thank Don Fogg for the fact this board exists , and to tell you all that the more I keep reading all over this forum , the more I feel like I have a mountain rolling over me , LOL ! Sorry I yapped so much ,

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...

Howdy folks, I am new here, & yes, my registered nickname is what I would prefer. My name is Jay, & my wife refers to me as "The Dogg".

 

I registered here on recommendation from a friend over at the Canadian Airgun forums & have found a wealth of knowledge since.

 

I have not attempted a blade yet, but I plan to this week, as I am in the midst of setting up my wood burning forge.

 

I'm a 28 year old male, currently delivering pizza, waiting to start school (HVAC & CNC Machining). HVAC will be my trade, but CNC will be part of my hobbies.

 

My wife, children & I plan to move to Canada in a few years, once my degrees are complete (HVAC technicians make a small fortune in Canada) & I need something to fill my time while on breaks from school & work.

 

I watched a video of a fella forging RailRoad spike knives & was enthralled with the process. I get to play with fire, play with steel, beat on something with a hammer, hone it smooth with power tools, sharpen it with a file, then play with fire & drop it in cool oil to quench it?

 

AWESOME! :P

 

Truly something the little boy inside me can appreciate, while the grown up inside me vents creative frustration.

 

Thanks for having me & I look forward to sharing with all of you.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Well I was born at the Harrisburg Hospital in Pennsylvania in 1967. I guess I have had a keen interest in knives and swords from an early age.

 

I moved a lot when I was young and it was not until I was a teen that my mom settled down and I could grow up and go to one school. But the love of the blade stayed with me.

 

Then I joined the service at the age of 19 and was stationed at Ft Campbell Ky all three years. This is where I met my first wife, Michelle. She was a firey southern girl., and she had a good reason to be firey as she had Cystic Fibrosis. She was a great wife and friend. She died in Nov 23, 2000. Then my mom died almost to the day on Nov 15 2001 from colon cancer. I met my would be second wife and we got married in 2003 ( Big Mistake ), Divorced in 2008.

 

Now during my second marriage in Dec 2005 I started making knives. I had spend about a year reading and studying about knife making and the tools needed. My second wife was less than supportive yet I continued.

 

Up until now I have had no kids. But my future wife Allyson is carrying my first, her third child. And were having a boy, thank you very much. Allyson is a driving force in my knife and sword creations, and she has helped me figure out where I want to go with it, which is Japanese style blades. I now have a very large work shop in Cascade MD at the once lovely Ft Ritchie, which is now a civilian run facillity.

 

 

I attribute my love of the blade and the folks here in this forum as my inspiration.

 

And Don you said it all when you said you found your voice in Knife making. Everyone here has helped me. So I tip my hat to all of you.

 

I actually think that knife making runs in our blood. And I think we have to chip away the rough stuff in our lives to get to this point.

 

John

Edited by John Smith
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...