I began making knives in 1965. I started making hand forged Damascus
in 1977. I joined the Knifemakers Guild in 1982.
I make carbon steel knives using 1095 carbon steel. The carbon
steel knives are made by using the stock removal method.
Only natural materials are used to create the handles.
The Damascus knives are all hand forged one at a time. I use three
different combinations of carbon steel - 1095 + 01 and
1095 + 15N20. Damascus knives will have from 200 to 500 layers
of steel. To create the Damascus steel a gas forge and 50 lb. trip
hammer are used to weld and fold the layers of steel together. After
forging, grinding and polishing the metal is etched to bring out the
beautiful grain patterns of the steel.
Each piece is an original work of art.
The next show I will be attending is...
Prairie Villa Rendezvous
in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
June 13-16, 2013
Please contact me for further information.
You may phone me at 319 635 2294
or email me firstname.lastname@example.orgMy mailing address is
9024 Goeller Road
Fairbank, Iowa 50629
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