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FAQ

  • What is Forging?
    Forging is the art of using compressive forces to shape metal. We like to use heat to help us be able to mold the metal. Almost all of our knives have been heated in forges and then beaten on an anvil by hammers. All of our Knives that we forge our forge by hand hammers instead of power hammers. We feel like we have more control when we do it by hand.
  • How did you start blacksmithing?
    I started blacksmithing when I was 14 years old. I was taught by a man called Tedd Harris who lived in my neighborhood. The second I started forging I loved it. It took me a lot of practice and help to get as good as I am now. My younger brother and my best friend also learned with me. We would all go to to Tedd Harris's house to learn and have a great time.
  • Do you use a propane forge or a coal forge?
    We use a propane forge at Jagged Mountain Knives. We used to use a coal forge but we found them too dirty and smoky.
  • Why are your knives more expensive than other knives?
    Are Knives cost more because they are hand forged. They are not made by robots or mass produced. All of our knives unique and different.
  • How long does a custom knife take to make?
    A custom knife will take anywhere between a week and three weeks.(not including shipping) Depending on how big, complex, and how busy we are. Although they do take anywhere between 8 to 16 hours to complete.
  • How did you learn how to forge?
    We all learned how to forge knives from a man in our neighborhood. His name is Tedd Harris teddharrisknives.weebly.com. He taught us how to forge knives, grind knies, and put a handle on our knives. We went to learn from him for about a year before we purchased our own tools and forge. Then we would work at our house and his house.
  • What steel do you use?
    We use lots of scrap steel and stock steel. Some of the scrap steel we use are lawnmower blades, leaf springs/coilsprings, files, and chainsaw chains. The stock steel we use are A2, D2, W2, 1095, 1050, tool steels, and other high carbon steels.
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  • Have you ever made a pocket knife?
    As of right now we have not made any folding knives. We would however like to start making folding knives soon. If you interested in a custom folder please reach out and we will see what we can do.
  • Can you teach me how to make knives?
    Yes we can!!! We love to help young smiths or those who are new at smithing. If you would like to learn send us and email and we can set up a time for you to come over and forge.
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