This blog is an account of my first attempts at knifemaking over the past couple of years. I started like a lot of people did -wanting a quality hunting knife and not being satisfied with the run of the mill import products and not having enough cash to buy a custom one. I set about to make one after much reading and doing web research on the various techniques,materials and contruction methods.If you are interested in getting one made please contact me.
Thanks to the weather I have had some extra time on my hands. I picked up some fire brick from Green Barn Pottery supplies in Surrey and created a one brick forge for heat treating my finished blades . I tried it out and it works quite well- heated an axe file to bending in about two minutes.