So, I call myself a Blacksmith, mainly focusing on knife making. In a roundabout way then a Bladesmith. However, in the true sense of being a Blacksmith, I make a lot of different things. Some guys I work with and some other friends are woodworkers and tend to look for special tools that they can’t buy at the local hardware store.
That’s when it’s nice to be able to say, “I know a guy”.
That line has become a bit if an inside joke at work (my other day job). Anything somebody is thinking about needing they always say “I know a guy”.
I made it from 5160 high carbon steel with a maple burl handle. Done, he knows a guy. Lol
I can also embellish existing tools or items. I had a friend bring me a pistol grip shifter handle for a classic car that he is restoring. The steering wheel is steel and Rose wood. He wants the grip of the shifter to match.
So, if you need something made, tools, parts, toys, or repairs, don’t forget to ask your local blacksmith. They just might surprise you. Then you can tell people “I know a guy/gal”
Maria and I hope that you all have wonderful New Year!