Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Yule

  A big thank you to all of my customers this year!  I've had fun learning my craft and I am humbled by the amount of support  I have received.  I already have orders to fill for the new year and a lot of ideas to get from the drawing board to the booth.
  My new helper is an awesome asset and  a great friend.  There is a few projects that literally could not have happened with out his help.  Thank You Good Sir!!!!
  I'm looking forward to all the exciting things that will be happening this year, puppies are on the way, we will be branching out with semi custom knives and tomahawks, more sterling silver goods and adding a mobile forge to the venues where that would be appropriate.  I hope to see everyone at the spring shows.
       Now go enjoy the holiday!!!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

New designs for the spring time

Continuation of the leaf motif, now available on the pokers.
Also we are planning on having rail road spike tomahawks available in different styles

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Custom hooks from start to finish

Here is the concept drawing that was sent to the customer for approval

Then off to the forge for a prototype
The twist wasn't very appealing to me or the customer so we went without the twist
We were both much happier with this look so off to the forge for more of the same
The 2 hooks on the right are for another customer who saw the hooks and wanted some with longer tops so he could hang his expensive Stetsons.
Here is the hooks in my customer's home after he found just the right piece of wood to hang them on.
Since I've had a lot of positive reaction to the hooks I'll probably start making these a stock item

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Zombie Tomahawk Prototype MKI no mod

Here is the 2nd rail road spike tomahawk prototype.  This one has a chunk of spring steel welded on for a nice cutting edge.  The spike works pretty good also. We are going to be bringing these to shows in the spring after we refine the process a bit and pretty them up.  We have a couple of designs we'd like to offer and they'll be posted as we get them done.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

I was playing on the forge after banging  out a customer's order and this is what I made.  If I weld on a spring steel cutting edge I think one of these would make a fun little pack/camp axe.  I might try to make a bowl adze using a similar technique.  I'll keep you posted.