Blade Show Raffle Winner!

I am happy to announce we have a winner from the Blade Show raffle! Matthew Sessions is winning a Baby Eagle with a new version leather sheath. These are not yet available to all and I may tweak sheath design some once I put it for sale.  This is a very nice design coming from my sheath designer that can be worn vertical or horizontal. I currently only have a few for testing purposes coming this week.

Blade Show 2017 Success!

I am back from the Blade Show and enjoyed my time there. I got to meet many and was greet with much attention at the show.  I took some photos along the way if you didn’t get a chance to come see me and my products.

Allen Key holding my giant Khukuri. They used it in the photo shoot for television add as a prop.
Allen requested to use it. Allen walked out with one of my Panawal Dotted knives. Allen Won season one of Alone where he lived in the wild for 50 plus days. I think 54.

Ethan Becker showing off one of my knives to his entourage. Ethan owns Becker knives (BK knives) and special ordered a knife from me still to be made.

David Shun picture. He was with Ethan. I am told he is owner of Shun knives.
He wants one of my knives.

AK from TV show Naked and Afraid. She left with one of my prototype corvus keep

Sold the large giant khukuri used in the photo shoot. Sad to see it go, but it gives me the chance to make a better one.

Ryu Li (tv show forged in fire winner). He wants to custom order a khukuri through me.

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Win a Huntsmen!

Contest is closed. Thanks to all for participating and a very special thanks to Janiece D. for winning!

 

 

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Knives by Hand – Early Days

Below are early Pictures of Myself – Working by my Coal Forge.  I made this forge by mixing adobe (sand, clay and wood ash) to shape the inside of a large tub.  I placed a 1 inch inside diameter pipe in the bottom and drilled 1/4 inch holes.  A blower was attached (not in picture).  I get up to 1700 degrees using this.  I do most of my forging during the cool hours of the night.
I am mostly self taught as I was unable to find an apprenticeship, but I did receive a lot of information from Nepalese Kamis.  I have a box of scrap metal as proof.   I did learn a lot about knife making from Gurkha’s and Nepalese knife makers.
The hat is to keep my hair from catching fire.  Don’t ask how I  learned this valuable lesson.  I do some of my work at night to avoid Texas Heat.

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