Back in 2003 I did my first ever knife hand forging demo at the Puyallup Fair Grounds in Washington State for the North West Knife Collectors Show. I did two demo's that day, one in the morning and one later in the afternoon. Actually the afternoon demo wasn't scheduled, I did it mainly because I was bored to death. Funny thing was it attracted a few people. One of them happened to be Eric O Bergland, A Scandinavian style knife maker that lived in Oregon. After I did the demo this Eric fellow asked me if I would like to do a collaboration with him. He said he would like me to finish off the blade I just got done forging and send it to him and I did. It was two or three years later that he sent me the knife and sheath back and wanted me to take it with me to blade to try and sell.
12 years later I looked back at this event and it was the start of a great friendship with Eric plus I find myself thinking if I were in to collecting knives this is the one knife I would have in my collection. I just like everything about this knife. I bet its the favorite knife in who's ever collection it is in now. A simple knife that just keeps on flowing.
Now I need to go find that photo...... I found the photo but can't figure this thing out. Here's an old thread with the one and only photo I have of this knife: http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/inde...showtopic=4551