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I Forge Iron

David Roeder

October 19, 2013
Here is the final set of 5 knives for my Journeyman Smith Test. Each blade is forged from 5160 carbon steel. 416 Stainless guards, and cocobolo wood handles. I chose to use the same material for the knives because they were all being made for the same purpose. These knives end a very long time period for me. At this point in my life I am 33 years old. I have been making knives now for 17 years.

I was taught knife making originally by a knife maker in Live Oak Fla. by the name of Billy Jo Brown. He helped me spark the interest in making knives by forging and working the steel to create such wonderful pieces. I am forever grateful to B.J. for taking the time with me so many years ago.

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