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Thread: Alaskan Bladesmith

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    Alaskan Bladesmith

    Hi All,

    I'm a hobbyist bladesmith living in Anchorage Alaska.

    I'm a regular on Don Fogg's forum, and followed a link from it to this site.

    I really liked all the tutorials posted here. No matter how long you've been making knives, there is always something new to learn.

    Attached are some photos of my most recently completed project.

    875 layers of feathered "W" pattern (1095/15n20 mix)
    19.5" Blade.
    28.5" OAL.
    Brazilian Rosewood handle.
    Brass spacers.
    Blued damascus and mild steel fittings.

    The sword was designed by The Mad Dwarf Workshop. I built it with their permission after they posted a sketch of it on Don Fogg's forum.



    You can view more of my work here: http://www.StephensForge.com

    I see that several members of Don's forum are also on this one, so I can tell already there are good folks here.

    Looking forward to chatting and learning from you all.

    Cheers,

    Dave Stephens
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    Hi Dave, Welcome to knife Dogs!! I lived in Anchorage from 80-89, miss Alaska very much.

    You are right, this site is special and full of great people.

    That's some excellent work you are putting out. Take care, Dave Hakes.
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    Welcome Dave,good to have ya.

    God bless,Keith

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    2thumbs Hey Dave, Welcome to Knife Dogs!
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    Dave, welcome to the Dawg Pen. Nice work posted, do you know Virgil England or Bob Willis?

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    Welcome Dave..17 years in Alaska myself.....got tired of the cold.
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    Hello Dave. Welcome to KD.

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    Welcome to the pack Dave. Very nice looking work you have shared with us. Thank you. We all look forward to seeing more.
    Murph


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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys.

    Johnny -- I have met Virgil England before, but don't really know him. He does some amazing work.

    I have heard of Bob Willis, but never met him.

    I don't sell my knives, so I don't really run in any of the circles the professional makers do.

    Cheers,

    Dave

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