Articles and tales from the forge

Winner: 2018 John White MS Memorial Best Bowie

There is an annual event that might be overlooked by the average person but for those who are interested in the look and historic significance of the Bowie Knife, this event is pretty exciting. It’s the John White MS (Mastersmith) Memorial Best Bowie...

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Drawn To Success

“That is real art”. These are words that most makers hear from time to time.  The ranks of the ABS hold some wonderful artists, some of which I can only hope to imitate at some time in the future. The limit seems to be unreached even yet, because of what I...

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The Gibeon Bowie Project

It was the the Fall of 2012. My wife Kay and I were visiting North West Arkansas. Among our stops was Eureka Springs, a small town known for its scenic beauty and where history and nature are crammed into a compact space. Some of the homes and shops seem...

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Exhibiting at the Atlanta BLADE Show

After missing a couple years of Blade Shows Kay and I were in high anticipation to see our friends and enjoy the buzz of one of the largest knife shows on the planet. From the moment we arrived at out hotel we began seeing familiar faces in the lobby. We...

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The Challenge of Forging Simple

Many are aware that one of the treasures of the South is the Historic Arkansas Museum located in downtown Little Rock. As the resident historic blacksmith, I have a rare set of circumstances that allows me to work in a unique setting; an 1820-60’s...

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