I taught myself how to blacksmith in the ruins of an abandoned coke mill starting 10 years ago. I’d ride my bike with all of my tools to Hazelwood and build myself a fire to keep warm and cook with. I built a small coal forge and made an anvil from an old piece of rail road track. I’ve come a long way since then, and now I make my living as a blacksmith. I currently have a workshop in Homewood. Blacksmithing is my life’s work.
I hand forge all my pieces. I heat treat all my knives in-house with a kiln for scientific accuracy. I work hard to combine the best aspects of traditional methods with modern tools and advances in science and metallurgy to produce the most high performing, unique items that I possibly can. It’s a one person operation, so I do all of the woodwork, kydex sheaths, customer service, social media outreach, etc. My work is built to last.
My work includes, but is not limited to:
High quality chefs knives
Damascus (I make all my own Damascus and pattern welded steels)