Knifemaker Training! A New Platform to learn Knifemaking/Bladesmithing

Discussion in 'Ed Caffrey, MS "The Montana Bladesmith"' started by EdCaffreyMS, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Exciting news! For years I have been keeping notes, in hopes of someday writing/producing a book about knifemaking. Not long ago that Conjunction with Legacy Studio Productions, I am proud to announce the start of a new era..... KNIFEMAKERTRAINING.COM

    We are just in the beginning stages, but the intent is to offer a full scope of knifemaker training videos, some free, some paid, and even some full length features that can either be downloaded, or purchased on DVD or USB stick. We will also be updating/reproducing my Basic Bladesmithing, Basic Damascus, and Mosaic Damascus Videos as time allows. I also intend to add more subject specific full length videos on specific Mosaic Damascus patterns as well as specific task oriented videos such as grinding, guards, handles, and every other aspect of knifemaking...... your input is always welcome for video ideas!

    The idea is to encompass as much information as I can relay, on how to produce custom knives. There are a number of resources, including a new website, where videos can be viewed, downlaod, or purchased. A Facebook Page, where all the latest info will be hosted, and a Facebook Group, which will allow others to join the group, post questions, and make requests for video subjects,........ and who knows what else! This will be an ever evolving platform, where I hope to leave a legacy of knifemaking knowledge!


    Feel free to contact me with ideas for videos you'd like to see. You can do that via the forums, through the Facebook pages, or via email. I'm just gona be the monkey in front of the camera.....I'm leaving all the "business stuff" up to Legacy Studios! :)... right where it should be!:D
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  2. BossDog

    BossDog & Owner

    Ed, you have a lot to offer. I hope this does well for you.
  3. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Admittedly, my brain was stuck in the "old ways"..... I was always thinking about a book, and nothing else. Then, Legacy Studios came along and opened my mind to a whole new world that I'd likely have never envisioned. For me it's about putting the information out there.... I just wasn't savvy enough to know how. I get the easy part....just standing in front of a camera and talking about what I love.... knives and knifemaking. All the hard stuff.... the editing, piecing everything together, and the presentation/marketing will be done by someone who's a lot better at it than I ever could be. :)

    By the way.... I forgot to congratulate you on the new forum software! It looks great, and works great too... that's not an easy feat these days.
  4. Daniel Rohde

    Daniel Rohde Well-Known Member

    Very Neat! Really excited to see where this goes!
  5. ARCustomKnives

    ARCustomKnives Well-Known Member

    Awesome. Looking forward to seeing where this goes and hope to see it realize some serious potential.
  6. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

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  7. Mark Knapp

    Mark Knapp Dealer - Purveyor

    Sounds pretty exciting Ed, best of luck on this new project.
  8. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    It's gona be a evolutionary thing..... there's only so many hours in a day.... and gotta make knives too. I suspect it will be slow at the start, but hopefully it will grow into a great thing.
  9. JeremyBartlett

    JeremyBartlett Well-Known Member

    Good luck Ed, I'm glad you're doing this as I'm sure many people will find it extremely helpful! I'll definitely be interested in some of the Damascus videos!
  10. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Next video will likely be up over the weekend! Today we filmed a video of making, and seamlessly fitting a guard onto a hidden tang blade. I'm having a blast doing these videos!

    If you want to join in on the Facebook group, let me know! (the links to the website, and the facebook pages are in the first post) I'm not as up to speed on it as I'd like to be, but I'm sure Tim can get anyone on board that wants to be!
  11. GeneK


    Enjoyed the first video and can't wait for the 2nd. A hidden tang with a guard is my next project so the timing is perfect.
  12. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Production on video will halt this week..... I am teaching a class. But Tim and I have a couple of days of filming scheduled next week, so more is coming! If anybody has specific subjects for videos they'd like to see, just let me know, and we will get it on the list!
  13. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Just finished up a week long class with Matt Kirby! What a great guy! Matt was like a sponge, soaking it all in, then putting into practice. He walked away with a fantastic knife, and me with a new friend.

    If I'm any judge of knifemakers, I think you can expect to see good things from Matt in the not too distant future!
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  14. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Tim and I filmed a couple more videos today! We did one of File Guides and their uses, and also one on Grain Growth/Refinement. Tim should have them up on within the next day or two!
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  15. kgmacpherson

    kgmacpherson Member

    So glad you'll be passing on your extensive knowledge. I'll be signing up for sure and look forward to learning from you.
  16. WY_Not

    WY_Not Well-Known Member

    Bought the combo special this morning.

    Wow! You aren't kidding on the site about them being big HD videos. Didn't realize how big they were going to be till I started to download them. Was scrambling to get stuff moved off my USB stick to make room for them.

    Wife is out of town this weekend. Can't wait to sit down and watch them. Thanks for sharing the knowledge!
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  17. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Tim has been publishing all the videos in 1080p size. We talked about it today, and he's going to start putting the videos up in various formats (720, 1080, etc.) That way if someone is on a slow internet connection, they can choose which one(s) to download ..... 720 will likely be the smallest file size, and the quickest to download for those who are on slower internet connections.

    We're schedule for next Monday to film a couple more videos!
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  18. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Tim and I have some more videos coming soon! Today we managed to get footage on Blade Design, Grinds/Geometry, Straightening bends/warps in blades, and PPE(Personal Protection Equipment)/Safety. Tim is hard at work editing as I write this, so keep an eye on for new videos coming soon!
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  19. Rick Otts

    Rick Otts Well-Known Member

    I am sure it will be great hit it out of the park Ed!
  20. EdCaffreyMS

    EdCaffreyMS Forum Owner - Moderator

    Latest video is up and available! This one is on forging hammers and their uses. We'll also have another on forging a full tang up soon!

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