FORGED IN FIRE 2017 INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION

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It was such an honor to be chosen to compete for America in the first International Forged in Fire  episode. I am truly grateful for the win and I am so thankful for the great friendships that were forged in the process. It's such an awesome feeling to be drawn together in a common bond and enjoy the bladesmithing craft we love on an international level. JW

Cleaning up the spadroon before it was shipped to New York.

Cleaning up the spadroon before it was shipped to New York.

It was a wrap! 45 hours not nearly enough time to make this weapon.

It was a wrap! 45 hours not nearly enough time to make this weapon.

My wife Tammy only had a few minutes to photograph the spadroon before it was shipped.

My wife Tammy only had a few minutes to photograph the spadroon before it was shipped.

ICCE Show in Kansas City

This is a quick video of the ICCE Knife Show in Kansas City, Missouri. For those of you who have never been to one, this will give you an idea what to expect. There are so many knife makers to meet and so many supplies to buy, it takes a while to visit all the tables and booths. This year there were over 100 custom knife makers. We love going and meeting up with our friends. We hope you can join us next year. There was a special photo taken of some of the contestants who have been on Forged in Fire. JW

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Spring KNIFEMAKING ClassES by JW Randall

The Damascus class is for building a strong foundation in patterning damascus. Students will learn many different face patterns. We will be forge welding and drawing under the 30 ton hydraulic press. Every student will be hands on and will produce 2 billets to take home. I am taking five students for this class. The dates are March 30 - April 1. There is only one spot left in the damascus class. You can contact me at 318/426-4007 for more details.

 

The Into class will start the day with hands on forging. I will take the knife that I forge over the next two and a half days to completion. I will cover types of steel, heat treat and tempering, grinding, hand sanding, design, guards, fittings, handles, pinning techniques and stenciling your name. The knife will go into a drawing and one of the five students will go home with it. The cost of the class is $800/man. I currently have three students enrolled with two spots available. The class is April 27 - April 29. You can contact me at 318/426-4007 for more details.