Saturday, May 19, 2007

I'm So Proud!

I just have to tell you about the work that my husband, Tim, has been doing lately! A few years ago, Tim started teaching himself how to make knives using the stock removal method. We were living in a rented duplex and he set up a tiny workshop in the basement. He made a couple of knives and they came out really well. When we moved out to our house, the first thing that Tim did was to build a forge off the garage. He built it out an old gas grill, which he converted. He has learned how to forge by researching his books, the Internet, his knife forums, and Blade magazine. He has just completed a couple of new knives, and I wanted you to see them. He also sold his first knife a couple of weeks ago! He had bartered some for equipment, but hadn't actually sold one. I'm so proud of him! These truly are beautiful, as well completely functional. You should see the tests he does on every blade! I think he likes testing the blades almost as much as making them. Here's some pics of Tim and his work. I hope you think his blades are as nice as I do!












4 comments:

Katie said...

Those knives are amazing! I love the dappled look on the blade. Nice work Tim! (tell him I said so)

Robin Marie said...

They're really beautiful! How resourceful, using an old grill! I'm drooling over the texture in the blades and how utterly finished they look!

Tracy Wilkinson said...

Thanks for the compliments! I can't tell you how many hours he has into each of these blades. He worries them until he feels that they are done. A perfectionist!

RunzwithScissors said...

Oh, wow -- those are beautiful! Some make knives to look evil and scary -- others make them to be shiny, sharp and gorgeous.

The Finns would be proud of him.