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  • Axxe55

    Gentleman Farmer! (Retired!)
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    Dec 15, 2019
    Lost in East Texas
    Over the last year I have been preparing to jump into making knives as a hobby. Slowly I have been transitioning my garage into a place to make knives. Just a few more preparations and tools I need to acquire so that I can begin this endeavour. But it's getting close. I have some blanks roughed out awaiting to be finished up. This is something I have been wanting to do for some years now, but just never had the time to give it the commitment it needed. Always seemed like there were hundreds of other things that were more pressing and taking of my time.

    Right now I want to focus on the stock removal method for making blades. I have in the plans for a forge for heat-treating blades, but I would like to venture into doing some by forging as well. I also will concentrate on fixed blades simple because they are much simpler. The knives I want to make will be utility and outdoorsman types that will be something that is designed to be used. My goal is simple elegance.

    An interesting story to this. My great grandfather, was a blacksmith, farmer and ran a sawmill here in East Texas. His first blacksmith's shop was built right here on the property where I live, in 1918, not a couple of hundred yards from where my house is. He died the year I was born, so I never got a chance to know him. But I suspect he was much like my grandfather and my father!

    More to follow later! Cheers.


    Flyin' 'round in circles........somewhere
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    Dec 24, 2012
    Hill County
    There are a few knifemakers here, unfortunately I can't recall all the screen names at the moment. Good luck with it and keep us posted on the progress.


    "Gig 'Em!"
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    Jan 23, 2019
    Pipe Creek
    I think it's impossible to watch a few episodes of "Forged In Fire" and not want to try your hand at knifemaking. I have it on the list of "some day" activities. Maybe right after reloading. And definitely after shooting this black powder pistol...


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    Dec 18, 2015
    I think it's impossible to watch a few episodes of "Forged In Fire" and not want to try your hand at knifemaking. . . .

    It’s strange I guess, but I love watching Forged in Fire and I marvel at the skill of some of those people, but I have absolutely no interest in trying my hand at it.


    TGT Addict
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    Aug 9, 2013
    south of killeen
    Can anyone make me a custom chef knife?
    I'd entertain the idea of a custom paring knife if someone can make one.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    Like these? Small chef's knife, 2 of the 3 paring knife blades I can get, a carving knife and a boning knife.
    Made these for my kids that like to cook. The other boy wanted hunting knives instead. If you are interested, send me a PM. I'll give members a $10 discount.

    Sent by an idjit coffeeholic from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk


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