I would like to announce my second book is now at the editors. Hope to
go to the printers in May 2019.
Knifemaking 2.0 Advanced Studies in Steel covers topics such as making
bloomery steel, mokume, lost wax casting, stabilizing, different
folding knife styles, swords, spears, axes, advanced pattern welding
ideas, and Wootz the true damascus, and step by step laboratory’s in
making ferric chloride & hot bluing chemistry, as well as a section
specialized tooling for the bladesmith shop and more.
Look for updates here.
I am a
Blacksmith and Bladesmith. I do not stamp out knives, nor do I have a
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
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
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 and hunters to the
Feel free to browse the pictures of some of the blades I have made.
Only blades made by me here
in Fort Wayne Indiana, will have 'Fenris Forge' stamped on them. On my
site you will find knives for
the camp site, kitchen, even recreation's of blades from earlier times.
I make my own damascus billets,
and also offer preformed knife blanks that you can finish on your own.