Having been given some physician driven instructions to start doing some cardio and exercise, I combined my fascination with the History Channel TV "Forged in Fire" to convert my wood working workshop into a forge. Little did I know with just one years experience, I would become a finalist in a hotly contested Forged in Fire episode of my own (Season 6 Episode 5 The Hussar Saber).
Starting with a home made coal forge using an old donated gas grill body, I forged out my first knife using a reclaimed lawn mower blade on August 01, 2017.
16 months and 100+ blades later, I have advanced to making commissioned historically accurate Bowie's for an Alamo enthusiast, carry blades for first responders and patriotic themed swords for veterans.
I began using the process of knife making as a way to minister and train young people in Biblical concepts while forging new foundations into their lives and have been blessed to find a hidden talent released.
I have branched into image etched blades, customized handles for chefs, and hand stitched one of a kind sheathes and holsters in the process.
I would love to build you a blade, create a one of a kind piece of art or train young and older folks, giving them an experience of old world creativity with a new world purpose.
Please consider commissioning me to make your one of a kind knife. A portion of all profits go to supporting an IRS recognized charitable organization.
We run ongoing introduction to Blacksmithing and Basic and Advanced Knife making classes. Contact me for details to give your group a day to remember.
Church, youth, Veterans and First Responder groups looking to use the sessions as an outreach event will receive a 25% discount on all enrolled participants.