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This is the set of knives that will be presented to the American Bladesmith Society judging board in San Antonio Texas on January 25, 2014. These knives are being judged for my advancement to Journeyman Smith. Each Knife is forged from 5160 carbon steel. Handle material varies between cocobolo wood and stabilized Koa. The guards are 416 stainless steel. The knife pictured at bottom is the performance knife. It passed all testing including the 90 degree flex test and did not crack ! The handle material is Blue G-10. I began making knives in September of 1996. The gentleman responsible for
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 ste