I started putting handles on other folks blanks. Then when I retired end of 2011 I when to the ABS Intro to Bladesmithing class to learn how to forge my own knives with Burt Foster & Jason Knight, Mastersmths. After that class I have attended 2 Hammer-Ins and a Dooms Day Knife class with Mastersmith Jason Knight. My latest class has been Handles & Guards with Jim Rodebaugh, MS. My latest class was with James Crowell, MS. I find bladesmithing to be both educational and fun. As an Apprentice member of the American Bladesmith's Society I enjoy sharing what little knowledge I have on the subject.
I also enjoy sheath making and practice doing so with both leather and kydex.
Both my grandkids help me in the clean area designing and embellishing my practice wooden knives.
I also enjoy shooting, photography, wood turning, and cooking.
Bladesmithing, Leather Crafting, Wood Turning, Paracord Braiding, Photography, & Cooking
- Favorite knife.
Burt Foster EDC, I got as a prize at my Intro Class
- Your Favorite Knife Handle Color
the look of fine curly maple
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ABS Apprentice Member
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