Ramblings of a Blacksmith in the Woods, Water Oak Forge
- Available Knives
- blade show
- BOC Mod I
- BOC Mod II
- Bottle Openers
- Cap Maulers
- Chicken Guy
- DIY Shop
- doodle trail
- first knife
- forging press
- hand tools
- Man Skills
- Shot Show
- sitting in trees
- Smoke Wagons
- tool and effect
- tool steel
- tools to make tools
- trail cam
- upstate south carolina
Cooler days, more knives, and the Jam..
I have got to enjoy a cooler past two weeks here in the shop, which has been very nice. Among the usual knives and forging of things, pepper season is here. So while I manage orders, I'll be switching gears a bit as I harvest from the garden of doom, begin to can the annual batches jam and dry peppers for the seasoning.
Forged tools, Knife No. 99, 100 and beyond!
The summer heat is beginning to very slowly cool down, although the humidity and rain still in full effect, I've still managed to beat some steel and grind some knives.
Compact Carry Knives and More this week. Rucking, Fishing and Brews!
Busy, busy week. My fishing buddies are back to work, so that means I can get some work done. I had no idea that when they took a vacation it meant I was taking one too. However, it feels good to be back in the shop and getting some work done.
So it begins... Summer and the knives with it that come with it.
Summer has begun, but considering the temps here in the upstate of South Carolina, it began a few weeks ago. It has made for some sweaty days, but also some great times in the shop. Some knives are being made and items forged almost daily. Lots of cold beverages, although more water than brews, are being downed.
The Blade Show prep and aftermath.
The weeks leading up to Blade Show have been nothing short of Chaotic! With NRA Show a few weeks back, then the annual trek to the 100th Running of the Indy 500, and then trying to get some knives done before Blade Show life has been a bit rushed.