Always had an interest in metal working. Started out making butted maille about ten years ago and one thing led to another. My quest to make a full suit of plate armour has led me into blacksmithing and now just starting to experiment with bladesmithing. I have spent a lot of time reading archives on a few select sites to learn as much as I can on my own. I have also purchased numerous books and pdf's on various subjects pertaining to smithing.I consider myself a novice, and I believe I have only just begun this exciting lifelong journey to become the best smith I can be.