I would like to announce, that I have been working on a book. Soon my publisher
will be ready for release. This has been an on going project by myself and another
knife maker you may know, Rich Hale from Arizona. We have planned the title to be
"Knife Making made Simple". We will be selling it through this website and through
the on-line store at I Forge Iron's website. We do not have a final release date yet,
but it is about to be sent off to our editor. After she finishes, then it will go to the
printers. When that happens I will be able to post ordering details here.
Look for the release to be sometime in the Spring of 2014.
I am a Blacksmith and Bladesmith. I do not stamp out knives, nor do I have a production line.
Its a very personal thing for me. As I am sure it is for you when you make your order with us.
I want to feel the steel moving, to smell the coal burning, and I see the blade take its form.
Many blades by others are made with special machines stamping out 100's or more
identical pieces at a time, or make knives by a process known as 'Stock removal', which is
cutting the shape out of metal and grinding until it looks like a knife. This is not quite
my idea of the best in knife making. I believe that forge & anvil is the best way to fashion
a quality blade.
Are you tired of re-sharpening a blade every time you wish to use it because the budget
blade won't hold an edge, annoyed at having the exact same blade and handle as everyone
else? If you are looking for a quality hand forged knife for hunting, or want a reproduction
of an historical piece for reenactment use, one that you would be proud to show off, or even
hand forged working sword, you are in the correct place for some of the best in hand made
Prices depend on style, size, hardware and exotic woods used. We make custom blades,
from simple to complex laminate steel, called pattern welded steel. I use 1095, 1084fg, 1080,
1045, 15N20, L-6, O-1, Wrought Iron, Pure Nickel, and Meteorite for my blades. I have only a few
blades for general sale at any given time, as most are made as custom orders, I love making damascus
blades, and have produced custom bowie knives, as well as blades for reenactments to the requested
Feel free to browse the pictures of some of the blades I have made, as well as a few I
am reselling for others. Only blades made by us here in Fort Wayne Indiana, will have 'Fenris
Forge' stamped on them. On our site, you will find knives for the kitchen, recreation's of
blades from earlier times, damascus billets, and preformed knife blanks that you can finish on