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My Son the Blacksmith

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Just realized how long it's been since I've updated this thread. Life is just running full speed out ahead of me, constantly trying to keep up...
My son has since used money he made selling a few knives and hand woven whips to finally acquire a new anvil. Nice 150lb Hay Budden. Wasn't cheap but should be good for a lifetime.
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He set straight to work and churned out a few more knives. Didn't take much more then showing them to a couple people to sell most of them.


Beautiful Tanto style blade with Bloodwood, Walnut and Brass. Sold for $260.
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Solid Bloodwood, roughly 6" stout blade. Made to order for one of our farmers. $250.-

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For his best work so far, pretty damned good considering he is only seventeen years old, he decided to make his Mom a good chef's knife for Christmas. Quite the impressive work IMO.
The weather is not cooperating with me to get good pictures...

African Padauk handle capped with brass. Blade is high carbon steel from a 1957 Willies Jeep leaf spring. Sharp enough to perform surgery with.

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Beautiful work, both steel and wood! Your son has a real gift, kudos to you for fostering his talent and helping him advance his skills.
 

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This is great work by your young son! You must be a proud parent! :)
As far as originality and personal touch go, I feel that beginners and young folk always tend to be more creative and independent from the (sometimes silly) requirements of the knife making lore.
May he keep his line of originality and passion instead of popularity and uniformity!
 

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Just realized how long it's been since I've updated this thread. Life is just running full speed out ahead of me, constantly trying to keep up...
My son has since used money he made selling a few knives and hand woven whips to finally acquire a new anvil. Nice 150lb Hay Budden. Wasn't cheap but should be good for a lifetime.
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He set straight to work and churned out a few more knives. Didn't take much more then showing them to a couple people to sell most of them.


Beautiful Tanto style blade with Bloodwood, Walnut and Brass. Sold for $260.
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Solid Bloodwood, roughly 6" stout blade. Made to order for one of our farmers. $250.-

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Love the tanto style blade, it's my favorite blade style. He's a very talented young man. Kudos!
 

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Wow. That knife is very impressive! I absolutely love the handle. Very cool....
 
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