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Little Hen Knives
03-26-2001, 10:42 PM
Wow what a show!! I could have sold that damascus trout and bird knife over and over and over, wow! I also entered it in the "best hunter" catagory and took second next to Bob Lay who has been at it for 25 years! second is good enough for me, he only beat me by 14pts, i should have entered it under new maker and i would have cleaned house!
got some new material too
Box Elder Burl and dyed cow bone

03-27-2001, 12:12 PM
Oh dude ... you're looking like "CKD Maker of the month" material more and more each day! :lol:

Tell us all about the show ... we want an editorial!


03-27-2001, 01:59 PM

Terry Hearn
03-27-2001, 05:54 PM
Yea, tell us about it Ron:)

Little Hen Knives
03-27-2001, 06:33 PM
Well..I`m not quite sure what you want to hear but I believe there was about 20 makers including me,Bob Lay, Peter Martizelli, Frank Niro, Jim Buchan, Roger Hatt, and our very own Thomas Haslinger (very nice guys).
There was artists,engravers,guns,you name it!The knife makers had a seperate room it was great!
I sold two knives which is better than I thought I would, learnt alot and also taught alot..nobody that I know of makes there own damascus or forges there except me, and most people were amazed at the fact that I make my damascus under the hammer and anvil, and the time it takes to make a damascus knife from start to finish(roughly 38 hours..25 of it just making the bar!)
Peter and Frank make some real awesome folders, and I got some real good tips from them!
I seen what had to be the most impressive damascus Bowie that I have ever seen...Devin Thomas stainless damascus,the knife was made by Bob Lay, just plain AWESOME!!
Man! I could go on and say the least I had the best time i`ve had in a long time!
I`m in charge of getting a show together in November of this year along with the saskatoon muzzle loader club! hope it will be a good one, I would like to see grinding competitions, forging demonstrations, and best knife awards!
I couldn`t believe that no one forges and every one uses 440 and ats 34, I hope to bring a little more flavor to the saskatchewan knife show! as I was the only one who forges!
One thing I wasn`t too impressed by, was one guy(I won`t name names)told me that the only way I`ll get anywhere in knife making is to get out of carbon steels or tool steels and use stainless...But..I don`t want to do that and I don`t think I have to there were certain people who wanted, say A-2 and 1095 but no one had it! unfortunately I had no knives completed from A-2 as I would have sold one fer sure!
All in all it was a great expierience and I plan to do more shows in the future, I believe there is a show in Montana in june or something that I plan to attend!
A LOT of people really liked that damascus trout and bird..I just wish I had more damascus blades for sale!