JW WINS THE BEST HUNTER AWARD
JW won the BEST HUNTER AWARD at the ICCE show in Kansas City this past September. This is his first award in the Hunter category. Tammy
I have been in the welding/steel fabrication business since 1981. I have both shop and portable equipment. I build custom stairs, rails, gates and fencing, hand forged steel art, custom metal building, industrial contracting and repairs of all types.
Around 1998 I became interested in building hand forged knives. I joined the American Bladesmith Society and became a journeyman smith in 2001. In 2003 I was honored by becoming a Mastersmith. It was a major accomplishment for me. I love the challenge of designing different knife styles.
“I build bowies, folders, hunters and swords. My specialties include mosaic Damascus-both patterned and powder, and intricate inlays in pearl and ivory.”
“I have instructed at hammer-ins in Old Washington, Guadalupe hammer-ins in New Braunsfels Texas and the Mid America hammer-in in Ohio. Classes taught were silver and stainless sheaths, powder mosaics and patterned Damascus, forging, grinding and file work.”
“I also teach private classes at my shop several times a year. Classes taught are basic knifemaking, advanced knifemaking, handles and guards, basic and advanced Damascus, and silver and stainless sheaths.”
Basic Intro Knife Class – Feb. 1, 2 & 3
I am preparing for my 2018 intro to knife making class. I am taking up to 6 students, 18 and over. The three-day class begins on Feb. 1, 2 and 3, 2018 from 8am – 5pm each day. FMI go to my Knife Blog page. JW
11606 Keith Hall Road
Keithville, LA 71047
Hours: 8am - 5pm Monday-Friday
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The shop is located just south of Shreveport