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Old 04-15-2009, 01:23 PM
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Talking Visit a Knife Maker in Your Area

The following is a list of knife makers who are willing to have people visit their shops. Since this is the Newbies Arena most of the visitors may be raw beginners so be sure to specify the level of experience (or inexperience) you are willing to deal with if you decide to add your name to this list.

Please list what you feel competent to teach (what do you make?), what time you have available for teaching, and what you want in exchange for your time (money, beer, chickens).

Please DO NOT list your email addresses, physical street address, or phone number here. List your city, state, and any information on your general area that you feel is helpful. This will help to protect you from SPAM and maybe from someone just dropping in unexpectedly. Make sure your KNET profile is filled out to allow Private Messages. Anyone who wants to visit a maker should start the process by sending a PM, then you can exchange info through direct email as necessary.

And please, include your real name unless you have reason to believe it's a state secret!

The following is a summary of the maker's listings arranged by state. For more complete info on one of these makers look for his posting in this thread:


Jim Clow Alberta, Canada 403-362-1015
We have a T.N.K.N. (thursday night knife night) at my place every thursday night.

George Tichbourne, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.


Robert Dark - Knifemaker - Forging and Stock Removal
Oxford, Alabama


Mike Garner
Centerville, just SW of Russellville
Visitors welcome, call first


Carl Rechsteiner, Bladesmith, Master Artist, Acworth, GA


Don Cowles, Royal Oak, Michigan
Small fixed blade stock removal knives; hollow or flat grinding


Ed Caffrey, ABS Mastersmith. Great Falls, Montana, USA.


Alan Folts
Greenville, North Carolina.
I make modern folders, fixedblades, other metalworks...


Carl Combs..........sw Ohio.........30 miles north of Cincinncati


Stanley Buzek
Waller,TX west of houston
I do mostly stock removal on SS,but have also set up a forge to start doing some hot work. I am in the shop most weekends so send e-mail to set up a time.

Don Halter
Katy(just west of Houston), Texas 77493

Gene Osborne Fort Worth, TX
Ft. Worth Texas, call ahead of time, any subject.

Don Robinson
Brownsville, Texas
I make all kinds of folders, locking liner, slipjoints, flippers, and fixed blade knives.

Bob Warner
Royse City, TX
I will let visitors come to my shop to visit and ask questions for free. Just plan it ahead of time .


Daniel Frazee
1003 Marshal Dr. SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
Shop time is limited, for me that is, so please call and chat. Give me a ring if you are anywhere near the Olympia area.

Ray Rogers
Wauconda, WA
I make sporting knives, kitchen knives, and liner lock folders. I also forge damascus but do not forge blades.

Last edited by Ray Rogers; 11-02-2009 at 08:33 AM.
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