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Old 08-13-2014, 09:11 PM
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Hello!
I have been an amature knife maker for years, making knives for myself and a few close friends, but since retiring from my old job, I've gotten more serious about it. Now, since I just sold a knife to my first real customer, I guess I'm a "professional".
I'd post a picture, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet!

Since my city frowns on having a coal forge in my back yard, I buy blades and billets from what I believe are reputable suppliers. The one I just sold was a real nice blade from K&G Supply.

If someone will walk me through the process, I'll post some pictures.

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:09 AM
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Will the City allow propane forges? There are more than one way to skin a cat.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:18 AM
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I've been reading up on those, they look interesting.
My wife has a glass bead kiln that heats up to over 2000 degrees, might be another option for some things like heat treating.
I know "purists" think only a coal forge is correct to get the best blades, and I don't have all of the necessary tools to do forging, so I'll likely have to continue purchasing billets and blades for a while.

Later it may be a case of "what they don't know won't hurt then."
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