31 Jan

New cable knives!

Added some new cable Damascus knives to our eBay page! http://www.ebay.com/usr/jws_blades

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02 Jan

Happy New Year!

New Years Day I got the chance to hang out with Allen Schaeffer of Furnace Creek Forge and Brett Bennett of Bennett Knives and do a little forging. I hope everyone else has had a good New Years so far and I just want to say that I’ve got some pretty exciting stuff on the list for 2016. I picked up a new 2×72 grinder, there’s a Bull style hammer build in the plans, I’ve got another smith coming into the shop, axe making classes are coming, working on new forging hammers, tong designs, leather work and of course more hand forged knives – and this is just the tip of the iceberg! I feel that this is really going to be a break out year for Underhill Forge, I’m getting some great shows lined up, new product and as always a drive and determination to make the very best! Thanks for joining the journey with me in 2015, it’s full steam ahead for this coming year and beyond! Here’s some shots of our work from the Not-Hungover Hammer-in!

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27 Nov

Cole’s Carver

A few months back, some of you might recall, a close friend of mine lost his life in an accident. He and his wife had a business, Merlin’s Magic, making walking sticks from twisted branches that he would scrape and carve to give a beautiful appearance – not elaborate carvings, but just enough to give them beautiful character. Anyway, a mutual friend of ours stepped up to keep carving the sticks as Ed used to do. Needless to say, Ed was a larger guy and his knife just felt awkward in her hands. Cole approached me for a new knife, specifically for her. Her desires were a simple knife, a tip she could dig into the wood a bit without fear of snapping it, a keen edge that will stay sharp after hours of scraping bark and a finish that wouldn’t get scratched up in the process. Here’s what I came up with. Handle is ebony, hand made mosaic pins, blade steel is 1084. 4″ blade and 8.25″ overall length. Sheath is antique mahogany veg tanned leather with a belt frog for reversible wear. Here’s a few of the shots during the forging and making of this blade.

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24 Nov

More than just Black Friday sale!

Starting tonight at midnight (11-25) and running until the end of the day Black Friday (11-27), every item site wide ships for free! Plus, all san mai blades have a price that’s as low as I can go and 2 day knife making class gift certificates are 10% off! Have a bountiful Thanksgiving, looking forward to a great Christmas and happy holidays to everyone!

23 Nov

Knife class 11/21

This weekend I had three guys in the class, Dave and Mike from New Jersey, and Chris from Philadelphia. What a fun group! Everyone did well, we all got along great, had lots of laughs and even an end of the day beer or two. Next class is December 5 and there might be an opening if you’d like to attend!

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