Greg Gottschalk

Greg Gottschalk

Biographical Info Hello I\'m Greg Gottschalk, please let me tell you about myself and my knife making. Since graduating high school in 1966 I have been working in the machinist trade. In the mid 1970\'s I was at a Sportsman\'s show and seen a man that had custom knives for sale. After talking with him I was invited to his shop for some hands-on training. After that I was hooked. I began making knives by stock removal using 440C stainless. I sold my first knife in 1976. I became a voting member of the Knifemakers Guild in 1988. Around 1985 I met Hugh Bartrug and we became good friends. I spent a good bit of time in Hugh\'s shop over the years learning the art of bladesmithing. I joined the American Bladesmith Society in 1988, earning my journeyman\'s stamp in 1991 and my Mastersmith stamp in 2001. I use many different metals in my Damascus some of which are 0-1, 1084, 1095, 203E, Nickel 200, L-6, 15N20, and powder metal in my mosaic. I make all types of knives using various materials. I prefer using natural handle materials like pearl, ivory, stag, and the exotic hardwoods.

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Level Master Bladesmith

Year Awarded MS 2001

Address 12 1st Street
United States

Phone Number (412) 279-6692

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