09 Mar

We’ve been busy!

Wow, we’ve been quite busy here at the forge! Exciting things to share, for sure! Firstly, we’re happy to announce that Pete Johnson will be teaching a new class here in the shop, Tong Making 101. During class, students will make 2 pair’s of tongs for themselves and learn the skills plus gain the confidence to make many more on their own. In addition, our knife making class dates will be updated shortly and we’re working on a few new classes to add to the roster.
Over the past two weeks we’ve been designing and building a new power hammer and are really excited to share it with everyone after we run it through it’s paces a few more times, but we’ve been shooting video along the way. Stay tuned!

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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12 Jan

Coming soon..

With the new year there’s always changes and here at Underhill Forge it’s no different. As always we’re working on new blades but we’re working on a lot more. Over the coming months, J is adding an axe making class to the schedule and we’ve expanded our teaching staff! Pete aka Crazy Ivan will be offering both ornamental basics and tool making classes – we’re also working on new hammers and tongs for a retail line! Very exciting stuff, more pictures and videos are sure to follow! Subscribe so you don’t miss a thing!

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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05 Nov

San Mai Upswept Hunter in progress

This is one of this weeks knife projects. 1084 & 15N20 san mai upswept hunter. Here’s some pictures of the blade through different stages of development. This is not a commission, just a blade I felt like making, when finished this blade will be available here in the store unless someone lays a claim to it before I finish it. 🙂 UPDATED 11/16 with a new post. Update 11/24/15, the finished blade is up and ready for sale.

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This is the beginning of the billet, tacked and ready to weld under the press.

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After my forging, this is the blade once it’s been profiled and rough ground.

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After heat treating, the blade is taken to a higher polish.

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A close up of the blade prior to acid etching.

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Several baths in acid with 1200 grit sanding in between.

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The bright portion of the blade is the nickel steel alloy, while the dark steel is 1084.

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A close up of the final etched blade. Tomorrow I’ll work on the handle and ferrul.