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  1. So I rarely post photos of my work as I'm pretty self critical and don't see much unique about my work making it worth posting. However I shot a few quick photos of some of the knives I still have here at the house while on lock down, and knowing how the group here loves photos, I thought I'd share a couple. Nothing spectacular, just wanted to show that I know a little bit about the trade. Here is a small (8" fighter), Joe Keesler inspired. Lousy photos, looks and feels better in real life. Here is a nice little paring knife that was inspired by an old knife my folks u
  2. Heya gang, Check out this amazing article The New Yorker did about bladesmiths in NYC. It features fellow Forged in Fire contestant Frankie Sausto, several of my students, and my ugly mug. It's all about passing it on, Theo
  3. Hello everyone, i have been lurking around and reading the forums for a while now. Though it was time to say hello. I have a break drum forge i build for myself in college that i have set up in my dads backyard, it was mostly used for blacksmithing and general knife shaping (in mild steel) exercises. but i finally just moved from the city to my new house in willows Ca! And will be building a small shop and a better knife making forge in the backyard so here I am. I will probably put something in the shop building threads as i start building my shop and have all my tools and supplies
  4. Hello, everyone. I am a transposed smith from down south to the New England area. I'm hoping to set my own shop up once I get out of my 750 sq.ft apartment. In the meantime, I'd like to get back into making knives and trinkets again. I don't have tons of tools, but I do have a 16oz and 32oz ball peen hammer and a vice currently. I'm looking to get a 3lb maul to have cut down into a 2lb dog head hammer. Are there any smiths in the area that would be willing to entertain having an apprentice in shop to help with projects. Oh, and as the title has suggested, I've done Damascus blades before. My f
  5. Greetings all! I'm a newbie to the forum and blacksmithing. I recently started learning the trade in early November. I'm also a member of the Florida Artist Blacksmith Association. I look forward to learning more about the trade and skills and meeting/talking with people of similar interests. Thanks, James
  6. G"day from Australia Just curious what kind of hammers everybody has in their blacksmith forge! Im still new to this but here are my hammers.
  7. Another sword from my Union Forge. I learn more each time. This one is ~60 layers that I welded in my coal forge and drew out and patterned in my propane forge. Has raindrop pattern. Specs: 2.2 pouds 24" cutting edge 32" overall Hilt handle is black leather ove wood with two pins under leather. Pommel is layered steel (1095 & 15n20) and hot peened plus one brass pin. Handle is twisted pattern welded billet (1095 & 15n20) Sword is made from 1084 & 15n20 Balance point 4 1/2" from gaurd spacers are aluminum
  8. I'm a new member here and I thought this may be a good place to put a timeline of my blades for all to see and give input on. I've been a stock remover for about a year now but have only been a blacksmith for a month or two at this point in time. This first picture is the first blade I've forged. The only time I used the grinder was to clean up the grind some and sharpen it. This second picture is the next blade I forged. I made it out of some blister steel (that's a whole other story) an completely forged it, bevels and all. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more! I usually can get a coup
  9. Hello everyone, I hope this is not a "throwing myself to the wolves" kind of thing, but even if it is, I'm used to learning the hard way. Anyway I'll get straight to the point, all I have ever wanted is to have my own woodshop. Now don't get me wrong, I love and admire the blacksmith, the trade as well as the man, however, wood grows on trees, and metal lives in the earth. I do have one problem though, and it's got a lot to do with liking to make things. I've tried 'smithing, it is just a little too expensive and I have had trouble securing a decent anvil, and a forge, which is pretty much the
  10. Hey guys, I'm a newbie, but Theo Rock Nazz is NOT. Check out this video I did of him when he was heat-treating a blade I've seen him craft for months. It's at night in his own forge in the snow, it's kind of badass but not as much as he. Watch him and the energy he puts into his art, listen to the commentary he gives:
  11. Any smith in the UK in need of a volunteer? I'd like to learn all about blacksmithing through some kind of work for accomdation type of deal. I'm a total beginner but not afraid of hard work. I would need a place to stay but I can sort myself out concerning food and the like. Just putting it out there. Cheers, Joe
  12. Afternoon, everybody... As the title suggests, I have registered here with the intention of re-starting the craft that was lost to me over fifteen years ago when a certain individual found it in his best interest to rob me blind of all the gear I had purchased and used within a two year period of time. As such, in the thirteen years I have spent after-the-fact, I have managed to come to realize that there are just those people out there who need your stuff more than you do. What else can you do but whine and complain, right? So to make a long story short, I have over 15 years of R&D ex
  13. Howdy everyone. I am new to the forums, Just moved to Las Vegas Nevada and have all my own start up forge equipment. Alas I have no place to forge. I`m interested in all forms of smithing traditional, tool, blade, armor, etc. Anyone else in the area that my have a place or setup please contact me. I would love to set something up and meet the locals. Thanks for your time. Jaime D.
  14. Hi everyone. My name is Rafael and I am new to this forum as well as new to the trade. For as long as I can remember bladesmithing has been a passion of mine, as well as blades in general. I have spent countless hours reading books and researching the subject, but have very limited hands on experience (several lessons with a local blacksmith). I am looking to start my own shop, a simple one with just the basics. First, I intend to build a forge. I have found several plans for simple to build forges, (http://www.timlively.com/washtubforge.htm or http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans
  15. Hi everyone, First post here. Wondering if there is any Irish bladesmiths here that would care to pass on the skill to a young man interested in starting? Thank you for your time. Any questions just ask.
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