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A few months ago a bladesmithing community that I’m a part of decided to do something pretty neat. Everyone would make a knife based on a theme that we would all agree upon, and at the end of the given time we’d swap knives.

My knife went to a guy in Delaware

The knife I got was from a guy who lives in the Czech Republic named Hloh. He’s a really great guy who makes very good knives in a primitive style. Lots of times he doesn’t use any electricity,  forges with a ground forge, and charcoal, and uses lots of repurposed materials.

This is the knife he made.

    

The package came in the mail last week and I was so excited! To start off it was very heavy,  and wrapped in butcher paper. I tore off the paper to find a very old wooden box wrapped up in string

 

…. And the contents

    

Included in the package: The original dagger, a folding knife, a small detailing knife, a very old hammer head, some lilac wood, and some Italian walnut. Hloh is a very generous man! It was so exciting to receive all of these things.

 

I decided to rehandle the hammer head right away, and put it back to work.  It required a bit of filing to make the faces true, and get rid of the mushrooming around the eye, but it was short work, enjoyable too. I don’t know how old this hammer head is,  but it’s hand forged, and seems very old.

 

The next step was to make a handle for it. It seemed only fitting to make the handle using only hand tools, specifically hand forged hand tools.

     

And the hammers first job. A small detailing knife.

 

 

Thanks Hloh!

 

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Hello, as this is my first post it will mostly be an introduction. In the future I hope to explore ideas about workmanship, design, and how art finds it’s place in a utilitarian setting. I also intend to post tutorials on how I make things.

I’m a blacksmith that focuses on blades, and tools. I’m enthralled by the process of creating things, anything that gets me closer to the core or creation really inspires me, and that is why I love to make tools… hopefully my work inspires others to create.

Be sure to check out my etsy shop Naterunalsblacksmith

Here are a few photos of my work.

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