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Old 03-08-2017, 12:26 AM
Greyfox76 Greyfox76 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Ardmore Oklahoma
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Any knife forgers in Central Southern Oklahoma/Central Northern Texas I-35 corridor?

I am interested in finding a blade forger in my area that I may visit and maybe even apprentice under for a short time. I have became interested in becoming a blade forger and would like to "get my feet wet" before I invest too much money on something that I may not enjoy as much as I thought I would. I work Saturday through Monday so that makes it even harder for me to find others that do this as a hobby. I have watched many hours of video on blacksmithing and believe that I would enjoy that process more than cut and grind (no offense intended). I use blade forger because I am interested in all sorts of blades knives, axes, swords.
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Old 03-08-2017, 02:46 AM
jimmontg jimmontg is offline
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Location: Now live in Las Cruces NM.
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Welcome and Good luck. I used to live in OKC, but moved to NC now. Check and see if OK has a knifemakers guild like Texas does.
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:14 AM
dtec1 dtec1 is offline
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Location: putnam county NY ....about 45 mins north of new york city
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As jim said WELCOME to the foum! sorry cant help you with anything local I am in NY....did you check the post at the top if the list labeled find a maker in your area...if not the link is below........if nothing there check and do a search for knife makers guild as jim said that may be a good point to start, Or even do a search of knife makers from OK even if they are not willing to teach you to forge they may know someone that will. check out the link below first tho
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Old 03-09-2017, 04:54 AM
Greyfox76 Greyfox76 is offline
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Location: Ardmore Oklahoma
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Thanks for the tips.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:53 AM
argel55 argel55 is offline
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Location: Chandler, Oklahoma
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Check for makers in your area.
This is our knifemakers association in Oklahoma.

Harry and Calvin Harkins(brothers) are in Madill and forge their knives. They are good people.
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