Friday
Jun022017

Gifts for end of large construction project--Letter Openers

  A project manager for a large construction company in Atlanta, GA wanted to thank his team leaders for all their help on a project that just recently wrapped up.  I forged 7 letter openers from the bars of a jail built in Petersburg, VA in 1854.  Each was engraved with the appropriate initials on the handle and then Bud Siniard, Upland Custom Leather, made the "sheaths".  Even though they are very similiar in appearance, they all are unique since they are hand forged and finished.  These also make great graduation, Father's Day, birthday and groomesman gifts.  Once this wrought iron is gone, it is gone forever!

 

 

Friday
Jun022017

Boot Knife for Bud (Leathersmith of Upland Custom Leather)

   My good friend and leathersmith, Bud Siniard of Upland Custom Leather wanted a boot knife.  He wanted it small with a G10 handle.  Sheath is in the works (by Bud).  Here is what we came up with:

 

Friday
Jun022017

2 New Small Knives for My Wife

   My wife really likes small knives that she can carry in her purse or pocket.  These are the 2 most recent that I have made for her:

 

 

Wednesday
May312017

Anniversary/Birthday Present

   One of my best friends, Larry Hamrick, DDS, wanted a prep knife to match a chef's knife he had gotten for his wife from me for Christmas and this is what we came up with:

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
May312017

Knife Donated for annual Foothills Trout Unlimited Fundraiser --- "Hoot on the Hooch"

 

 

 

   This knife along with its cusom sheath from Upland Custom Leather, Bud Siniard, where donoted to the annual auction for the Foothills Trout Unlimited----"Hoot on the Hooch".  Always like helping a good cause and good people.

   The knife is made frome clay quenched 1095 high carbon steel with a blade length of 4 9/16" and overall length of 9 1/4".  The handle is 85+ yo stabilized Bastogne Walnut with an 1854 wrought iron guard; brass spacer and mosaic pin. There is "thorny vine" hand filework along the spine and a disinct Hamon Line