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I’m really starting to enjoy making laminated blades. Something about adding 100+ year old wrought iron into a knife really adds to the overall joy I get out of making and using These blades.

I just finished up this knife, it’s a wrought iron and 1084 laminated blade. The handle was a piece of oak that was about to be burned,but when I split it I noticed a very nice figured grain, so here it is, not in the fire.

Something else I did with this knife is really try to stick to the plan. I usually draw out rough sketches, but I never really consult them during the making of the knife. I feel like it paid off this time, I like how this one turned out. There are always things to be improved upon, but this is a step in the right direction.

If you’re interested, the knife can be purchased here.

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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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