Fire Pattern Welded Hunter

Last year before father’s day I was asked to make a knife. It would be given as a gift…
This is what I came up with. 15n20 and 1084 tool steels were used to forge the blade blank. Forged copper around the ricasso. Real-tree cloth micarta over curly maple made the handle. The sheath is thin leather with a real-tree cloth micarta shell. Both the handle and sheath were sealed along possible trouble spots with rino-glue. Followed by a few complete coats of a minwax brand hard-coat that took a nice shine when buffed.
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Devolution of my take on a kiridashi














I haven’t posted in a while. Still been working on lots of stuff, but just haven’t been able to take photo’s or write as often as I would enjoy being able to. Ashley and I have welcomed a new crew member! Dale is a wonder and a highlight of everyday. Keep an eye out for more changes to come. – Greg

A small patternwelded desk-knife/letter opener

I forged this at his request.

Pattern welded 1084/15n20
Pattern welded 1084/15n20
Pattern welded 1084/15n20
steel billet
Getting ready to forge weld!
twisting pattern weld
twisting pattern weld

I hope you enjoy seeing it come alive!

Music by: Mr. Peter Biedermann “The Uncommon Man” (

Helpful links for the DIY blacksmith/bladesmith:
Heat treating 1084 thanks to Mr. Cashen –

Tool and knife steel from “The NJ Steel Barron” Mr. Aldo Bruno –

Parks 50 Thanks to Mr. Kelly Cupples

Temperatures can be inexpensively tested with tempsticks. I get mine from

Hooks n’ Hangers are happening!

I finished up my hooks project. I think the Lee’s were very happy, they bought all the hooks I made! I’m going to get a picture of the lamps mounted at some point I hope. I’m really proud of the second pair of hooks I made. I took some photo’s of the near finished products, but I wish I had time to take more! I need to adjust one still close up the bends on the flat mounting part that looks like an upside down heart.

I’ve been working on my large knife blue print a little bit at a time. It’s coming along nicely it’ll look really good when finished I think I’ve got to finish up my Damascus blade soon too.


Time to make the donuts.. err cutlass

I woke up this morning and on my way to the coffee maker I could have sworn I saw a familiar face walking by me muttering about the donuts. (I’m not even old enough to remember that commercial, how did it become part of my pop-culture memory bank) Hehe burning the candle at both ends is worth it though!

I can’t wait to share the finished product!
I’ve also got another rose in the works. Wish me luck when I get back to it!


Bottle opener self defense tool.

This little spike bottle opener has a nasty point that you want to stay on the right side of!




Shell fishknife bottle opener.

This knife and bottle opener will crack, smack and pry seafood and open your beer in between! I think it looks kinda like a road runner myself =D




Land Lubber Cutlass

You can see the PriceSmith and Jolly Roger etch.
Less visible is the subtable lightening etch that covers most of it’s large blade.
The horseshoe probably came from my grandfathers ol’ horse RoyalBoy. A fine horse.