I’m just curious if there are any knife makers in town. I’m a beginner and sure could use some advice!!
I currently do the stock-removal method, though, in the future, I’d like to get into making my own Damascus through forging.
I have my own shop with a 2X72 grinder, small metal mill, small metal lathe, and forge.
I don’t have a heat-treating oven, though I have one partly built.
Any help finding contacts would be wonderful!!
Cell: 785-338-0927 (feel free to text me)
firstname.lastname@example.org (though I rarely check my email)
There is a blacksmith club in Haysville. Some of our members have been in contact with them. Probably your best shot at ringing a knife maker around here.
That Haysville group is open on Monday and Wednesday nights around 7pm if you want to check out what they’re up to.
They’ve had a couple members on forged in fire (who are also members of MakeICT)
My 13 year old is also a beginner and has the same goals as you. We’ve been going to CSMA Haysville Blacksmith Shop
As he progresses we’ve talked about getting a small forge for at home. He knows more about this than I do. I should get him to get his own forum account.
I have a few knife blanks that I’m trying to put handles on. I love the idea of knife forging but I have zero expertise.
Thank you guys so much!! I will check it out!
I’m with you. I basically just do stock removal
Ross Jagers 316-491-1592 offers a Knife Making Experience where you do everything from forging a knife to making the grip. He has a forge and shop that can handle 3 people at a time. I bought the experience for my son-in-law. I am very impressed with the products that come out of his forge very high quality.
Ross has been open to help others with their forge setup also. At one point he was invited to forged and fire.
Thank you so much. I will reach out to him
I am glad you were able to connect with Ross he is a really good guy. I also met with another person today his name is Eric O’Riley he is also a knife maker but is not into forging like Ross is, Maybe you all could collaborate. Store — O'Reilly Made Knives