Wednesday
Aug232017

Handcrafted Leather Sheaths Available for Antique Wrought Iron Letter Openers

I now offer handcrafted leather sheaths from Upland Custom Leather for my letter openers made from antique (1854) wrought iron which are forged by hand.  Please check these out under "Available Letter Openers".   They makes this great gift even better. 

Wednesday
Aug232017

Last Knife in a Set of 3

This paring knife is the third in a set of three knives that where made for for Larry and Linda Hamrick.  The first was a chef's knife and then a prep knife.  This knife is forged from Hitachi Blue Paper steel #2 and has a distinct and beautiful Hamon Line.  The knife is 7 15/16" in length with a 3 1/2" blade.  The handle is Arizona Desert Ironwood.  The collar and end cap are copper with hammer textured faces.  There are black/white spacers and a single peened copper pin.  It has a full tand construction with the tand peened onto end cap.

Linda said:  " I absolutley love the knives you made for me!  The addition of the paring knife adss the icing to the cake.  I've used it constantly since Larry brought it home.  And they fit my hand perfectly!  As someone who cooks to relax and enjoy family, your knives have added beauty and pleasure to whatever I'm cooking up for the crew.  So thank you for my knives.  Your passion and craft have brought great joy to my kitchen!----------Thank you for the kind words, encouragement and cotinues support. 

Sunday
Jul232017

OYSTER KNIVES SOON AVAILABLE at C.D.F.!!

The reviews of the oyster knives by Robert and Julie Rivers while scalloping recently at Shell Point just south of Tallahassee, Florida are in and were incredible.  They loved them as well as their friends and family. Everyone said "they worked great".  The only complaint-"they are way to nice to use".  THESE ARE MADE TO USE AND USE HARD.   

Since the evaluation of the "prototypes" went so well, oyster knives are being hand forged and finished now. They will be soon available at Cattle Dog Forge!  So look out for them.  I am very excited.

Sunday
Jul232017

OYSTER KNIVES

My 2 dear freinds, Robert and Julie Rivers, have been after me to make them oyster knives.  They are both origianally from Florida and love to go scalloping.  With their help in design and after much research, i forged these 2 "prototypes".  They will be takinf them to Florida in a week or so to est them out.  If all goes well, oyster knives will be available at Cattle Dog Forge soon!

Both are hand forged from 1084 high carbon steel and then clay quenches to produce a central Hamon Line. The upper knife was made for Julie with a stabilized dark Myrtle wood handle and peened brass pins.  It is 6 11/16 in length with a blade length of 2 15/16".  The bottom one is for Robert.  The handle is stabilized Cocobolo with peened copper pins.  The blade is 2 15/16" in length and has an overall length of 6 5/8" 

 

Sunday
Jul232017

The Sparrow's Nest 13th Annual Golf Tournament

  Cattle Dog forge is always happy to help a worthy cause.  That is why I donated a knife and sheath for one of the prizes at the upcoming Sparrow's Nest Golf Tournament to be held at the Athens Country Club on Monday August 8th.  Please go to their web site (sparrownestmission.org) to get details and register to help out.  Thank you!                     

This knife is hand forged from 1095 high carbon steel.  The blade is 4 15/16"  long with an overall length of 9 3/8".  The handle is made from stabilized Marble Wood with peened brass pins and a lanyard hole in the tang. The sheath is from Upland Custom Leather.