25 Apr

Goodnight Hagerstown!

Wrapped up at the Mason-Dixon Knife Show. Met some nice people from iforgeiron.com, got to talk with +Wayne Masnick from g+ for a bit and of course some other knife makers like Rudy Dean of Harrisonburg, Virginia – just to name the first who comes to mind. One of Bill Moran’s unfinished knives was cool to get to hold in hand and examine. Bill is a legend in American bladesmithing and while I’ve held a few of his knives over the years, as a bladesmith being able to really take a close look at a piece Bill didnt get to complete was enlightening because I could see some of the same imperfections I’ve seen in my own unfinished blades and it just makes me smile to know that while our styles are different our path of creation is so similar. Only disappointment was that Herb Derr wasnt able to make it today and I really wanted to talk with him, its been far too many years. I digress. Anyway, it was great meeting everyone today and I hope to speak with you all again! I’m going to work on updating my inventory tonight and tomorrow night and with any luck everything should be online by Monday.