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New member from Western North Carolina

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Active Member Apprentice Bladesmith (5yr)
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Hello all! I'm a newly joined apprentice from the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. I'm in my 50's, so I'm not planning out a career in bladesmithing. It's more of a hobby. I've already taken my last hobby (homebrewing) and turned it into a career, opening a small nano-brewery in my hometown.

I've always had a love for knives and blades of all types, and after taking a couple of classes on bladesmithing and blacksmithing, getting my business to the point where I can take a day or 2 off here and there, and acquiring some basic equipment, I'm ready to get started. 

I've always been a builder, making things that I dreamed up. My challenge is that I'm not an artist. I can't draw anything, and my signature would make you think I'm a doctor. I'm hoping I can master the skills needed to be able to produce blades that I can be proud of, and not just some ugly hunk of metal that's good enough to get the job done.

Posted : 14/09/2022 5:28 pm
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Welcome to the ABS and the forum Corey. Good to have you aboard.


Posted : 14/09/2022 9:23 pm