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New pattern

New pattern I've had in my head for a while and finally got to forge it. I'm finishing up a few more that I will post soon. Stay sharp...

Forge news

Hello everyone, It's been a while since I've posted to the blog. Finished up a batch of antler handle blades, did some log carving work...

More Damascus

Finishing and starting. As soon as I finish a batch of blades, the next batch is started. I have a lot of great customers out there,...

Forge happenings

Busy working on the next batch of blades. Three skinners, a blade restoration and even some custom forged nails! Check out my YouTube...

Framed handle

This blade features a framed handle. The Damascus steel blade and the mono steel handle are joined and locked together. This is done...

Damascus Skinner

The last of the three I've been working on in prior blogs. 1084 and 15n20 pattern welded steel blade. Framed handle with spine file...

Custom Damascus Hunter

Damascus hunter with leather sheath is finished and ready to be shipped. 1084 and 15n20 pattern welded steel. Stabilized blue stain...

Damascus dagger

Detailed shot of the guard texturing and engraving.

Custom Damascus for Liam

The forge has been busy! I've been finishing up the Damascus knives and I will reveal them all in due time. First, is the custom...

Damascus etch

I know I have a couple of great fans out there that have been waiting for this. The knives have been acid etched to reveal the layers of...

Damascus handles

Getting all the fit-ups and shaping done now. I will fit everything to precision, shape it and polish before I etch the blades. Then go...

Damascus knives

Damascus blades are getting handle work now. I will get all my handle hardware made before I etch the blades and show you the Damascus...

Damascus: post heat treat

Happy Friday. The Damascus knives have been shaped, edge beveled, holes and etc. Then they went through my scientific heat treatment and...

Damascus moving forward

Happy New Year. I hope you all had a great holiday. We had a great time with family and I even caught a holiday bug! Slowed me down...

Damascus forging

Damascus blades are taking shape. Now to start grinding them to their final shape and thickness. Thanks for following along. Stay...

Damascus knives

Now I've split my Damascus steel bar and am forging it into two different style knives. This technique saves me time and boosts my...

Drawing out the billet

I will continue drawing out this billet. When I get to this point, I can cut this, re-stack and make many more layers, twist it or use a...

Forge welded billet

All the layers have now been pressed and welded together into one solid piece of steel. I will grind off the MIG welds that you see on...

Stacking steel

Alternating stack of 1084 and 15n20 steel. Cut and cleaned with great care to ensure a perfect forge weld. These two steels make great...

Forging Damascus steel: Dec. 19-24

Finishing up a batch of neck knives and cutting steel for Damascus pattern weld knives. With high temperatures in the negative range, I...

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