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New Year, new knives a rusty anvil, and some same old stuff as well.

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First blog of 2017 and here we go! Winter is setting in here in SC. Right now we just had our first (and probably only) snow here in the upstate. It's cooled down a bit, but things are still happening in the shop.

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Teaching, tools and knives... Oh My!

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What a crazy month October was. So crazy in fact, I only posted one update to the website in that time. Time to get back on top of it and keep this thing dusted off. The past 30 days have been a fury of forging items in the shop, along with a influx of students taking classes and some knives being made.   K.S.K. in 5/32" thick D2 is on the bench. If you're wanting a knife to give as a gift for Christmas, order cut off date in November 20th. I will be making a few knives for the...

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The knives get bigger, tools being forged and hammers!

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I have been putting in serious hours in the shop, as hunting season is rapidly approaching. The weather has changed here from hot, humid and rainy to nice cooler and dry days. Need to get my self in gear for fall and winter as it is right around the corner.  Wrapping up some knife orders and adding the long awaited blacksmithing tools to the site have been the main focus the past few weeks. Hence, the lack of a blog post in over two weeks.

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Cooler days, more knives, and the Jam..

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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.

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A week of forging in the SC heat and humidity.

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 While I have spent the last few weeks deep into the knives, I decided this past week to reset and get the forge going again. I started with a goal to forge one new thing daily and also to get the coal forge going as well.

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