Frozen Canadian found a Warm Forge...
Hi from Alberta, Canada. Really looking forward to this Journey. I started 2 years ago making my forge and tools. Took a blacksmith course at the local college and have really enjoyed the craft. I am a full time IT manager and the time in the shop is perfect for escaping the internet. I loose myself for hours. Plus I have found it is a hobby that makes me some extra cash. I am working out of my garage for now, but am building a shop at our lake lot (3.8 acres) that I hope to move into in 2 years. So far I have made a total of 9 knives (I know not that many) but have found I am getting a loyal following of clients. I now have commissioned work for the next 3 months. Something I never thought would happen. I am finding that come September, everyone wants hunting knives and for some reason a 10" bowie.
Ive started stabilizing my own wood and making sheaths so people get a complete package from me.
My work can be seen at https://www.solarstorm.ca
This was the 3rd knife I made, by hand hammering a 104 layers of damascus.
Welcome! Looking forward to see your work!