02 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Well, another year has come and gone. With all the down turns in the economy, the last three months of 2008 were dismal for most Knifemakers.
2009 arrives with new hope that things will turn around and the economy will see an up swing.

I have updated my website to reflect my 2009 Show Schedule and have installed a new feature on my Bladesmith Classes page... that being a google calendar that reflects all of my commitments for 2009. This should assist those who are interested in taking any classes in 2009. You can click through the months, and see dates that are available for classes. Obviously it will be a continuously updated as individuals schedule classes, so if your considering a class with me in 2009, the sooner we can secure the dates, the better the chances we can get the dates you want.

Since knife sales are slow right now, I am beginning to dabble in Damascus Jewlery...and as I get better at it, I will be posting items for sale. Right now I am concentrating on earrings and necklaces, but also plan various other items as time permits.

I am in the beginning stages of the next batch of EBKs....which should be ready in late Feb/early March. If your interested in EBKs, please email me so I can place your name on the mailing list. I do not take orders on these particular knives, but rather make them in batches of 10-12, and once they are ready, I send out a mass email to everyone on the mailing list. From there they are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Finally, I currently have two knives on my Available Knives page. A very nice hunter with presentation grade Koa handle, and a Dress Version of my "Sonue" folder. Please contact me with any questions or comments.