Sunday
Apr152018

THANK YOU GEORGIA FARM MONITOR TV and RAY D'ALESSIO

Life is certainly interesting. A few weeks ago, I (Cattle Dog Forge) was mentioned in an article on Blacksmiths and Bladesmiths in Georgia in GEMC Georgia Magazine.  The response has been great to that.  

Georgia Farm Monitor TV saw the article and contacted me.  Ray D'Alessio, an anchor and senior producer for the station, spent a day with me at my forge.  What a very pleasant man and experience.  I thoroughly enjoyed the day and thank Georgia Farm Monitor TV and Ray for their interest, kindness and professionalism.

The show aired Sunday morning (April 15) at 5:30 am on Fox TV (Chanell 5-WAGAD) out of Atlanta in my area. It is also posted on You Tube:

Near Tragedy Led Surgeon To New Calling as Master Blade Maker

                                                           Please click on it and view!      

Again, thank you, Georgia Farm Monitor TV and especially Ray D'Alessio for allowing me to be a part of your show and for allowing me to tell a portion of my story.

Sunday
Apr152018

Always a pleasure to help the Foothills Trout Unlimited!

The Annual "Hoot on the Hooch" was the other weekend.  It is their yearly fundraiser and I am alway happy to be a small part.  This year Cattle Dog Forge donated a specially made oyster knife.

The knife was handforged from 5160 HCS with a length of 6 3/4" and a 2 13/16" blade.  The handle is made from Sambar Stag (especially choosen for this event) with peened brass pins and a central "dog paw" mosaic pin.

The gentleman who won it on the silent auction has been by the forge for a visit and we are in the process of getting Upland Custom Leather to make a modified sheath for him to carry it in.

 

 

Sunday
Apr152018

NEW CUSTOM for REPEAT BUYER

Just finished this custom for a gentleman who has purchase several knives from Cattle Dog Forge.  The knife is forged from O1 HCS with a blade length of 3 1/2" and overall length of 8 1/4".  The handle is a beautiful bookmatched set of Arizona Desert Ironwood (that he picked out) with peened copper pins and a copper lanyard tube.  It is a full tang knife.  Of course, the stunning sheath is made by Upland Custom Leather.  Thank you for the repeat oders.  It is always fun to work with you.

Friday
Mar022018

CATTLE DOG FORGE in the "NEWS"

I would like to thank GEMC Geogia Magazine and especially Carolyn Crist for the recent article on blacksmithing and bladesmithing in Georgia.  I/Cattle Dog Forge was one of the featured smiths.   I feel I need to make one correction.  The gentleman who taught me bladesmithing was from Watkinsville and is John Costa.  The person she was referring to is an excellent knifemaker and one of the top metal engravers in the world, Jim Small.   He is an excellent knifemaker (one of the originals) and a world known metal engaver.  I consider him a close and dear friend and mentor.           

                                         

Thursday
Mar012018

CUSTOM OYSTER KNIFE

Made a custom oyster knife for the President of the Georgia Conservatory.  They are having ther annual oyster roast in Savannah, Georgia this weekend.  It is made from 1084 HCS with a handle of stabilzed black line Maple. There are peened brass pins and a central "dog paw" mosaic pin.  It is 7 1/16" in length with a 3 " blade.  It was clay quenched and has a faint Hamon Line down the center of the blade.