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Old 12-19-2013, 09:18 AM
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Hi my name is Fermin, soon after coming back from Iraq i decided to take up a hobby to keep my mind off the war so I "YouTube" How to make knives. I began making knives as therapy for my PTSD, believe it or not to me is relaxing and I totally enjoy it, except for the burns, cuts and bruises... But that?s all part of making knives right? So far I've made a "DIY" forge, got several machines off craigslist (sanders, grinders, files, etc. etc.) and visited the local Wood Shop. I have made several knives using and experimenting with different types of steel and metals. I?m really interested in learning more about it, I looked through the forums and so far I?ve picked up a thing or two. Any advice will be welcome, I would like to get better at what I?m doing, some of my friends think I?m doing a great job and they have actually purchased some of my knives. Personally i believe there is always room for improvement, and that?s what I?m here for. To learn more about the trade.

Thank you all for the space.

Here are some of the knives I've made. (all coments or critics are welcome). I know they are not perfect.

This was my FIRST one...







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Old 12-19-2013, 09:24 AM
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Welcome to the forums Fermin, and thank you for your service to the country. It sounds like you're well on your way with knife making but, if you have questions, just ask. We have a Chat Room on Sunday afternoons that you might enjoy (see the Sticky thread at the top of the forum for details). Hope to see you there ...


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Old 12-19-2013, 09:29 AM
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Welcome and thanks for your service! Check out the North Carolina Custom knifemakers Guild. Our next meeting is Jan 25. Down a little ways on the list is the NCCKG sub forum, there will be more info in there.


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Old 12-19-2013, 09:35 AM
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Thank you I have posted some of my "Beginner?s work" lol i will check out the NC Custom knife makers Guild. Thank you again.
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:44 AM
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Medevack,

Welcome home and to KNF also Thank you for your Service Brother (US Army Ret, Sgt.)

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Old 12-19-2013, 11:34 AM
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Welcome Fermin to Knife Network and thanks for your service! Definitely get on the Ray Roger's chat Sunday evenings and attend any Hammer-Ins in your neck of the woods and try to visit a local knifemaker. There are quite a few I believe in NC. Keep up the good work!

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Old 12-19-2013, 11:53 AM
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SamCo I see you have a SF avatar, What group were you with? I was with the nightstalkers 160th SOAR.
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:54 PM
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Thank You for Your Service!
Welcome to the site. Im not that far from you, High Point, pm me and we can get together and talk knives!
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:37 AM
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Welcome aboard! I'm up in Boone, not that far, but not close either. You need a hand let me know.

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Welcome from western NC. Thanks for your service and you picked the right forum. More hands on than most. These guys are awesome. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years


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Old 12-20-2013, 01:30 AM
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:48 AM
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Thanks for your service and welcome. Walt - (SMsgt, First Sergeant, USAF, Retired)


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Old 12-20-2013, 07:59 AM
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Welcome! Thank You for your service and dedication, Sir. Great start with your first knives!


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Old 12-20-2013, 08:20 AM
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Thank you all for the warm welcome. Im looking forward to learn more.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:06 AM
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Merry Christmas. I can only reiterate what the others have said, your service to this country is greatly appreciated. Nice start on your knives. You can get a lot of face to face support from the folks in the NC Guild, good people.

Not to take away from the fine forums here on KNF, lot of good information and help here, but also avail yourself to as much of the "hands-on" exposure as you can. Really reduces the learning curve.
Know it's a pretty good ride from W-S to Blairsville, GA, but you are definitely welcome to attend my Trackrock Hammer-in the last weekend in March -28,29,30. Bowie will also be having one around that time up in Knoxville, TN (we are usually within a few weeks of each other). Watch for the info posts that will be coming out. You can learn a lot about the basics at these hammer-ins, see different setups, learn tips and tricks, and make a lot of friends while having fun.


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