Re: Knives and other stuff...
- Ii-dono wrote:
> Doug (SCA name currently unknown--Karen?) is currently working onHis SCA name is Ulfbert the Lesser. (There's a funny story behind that
> refining his Japanese forging techniques, and working on forging
> a tanto for me (which is how I met him).
-- ask him about it some time.) :)
> I wish I had the technical skills to really describe what he does.He forges knives and swords in various styles. He's been working on
refining his techniques for the Japanese styles, but does European
styles as well, from ancient pieces to present-day custom-made cooking
knives. He also has "open forge days," and a bunch of the local folks
have been working with him on smaller projects -- my husband has been
working on a roundel and some eating knives. He's happy to teach
knifemaking and blacksmithing, so if you're in the area, contact Ii or
I and we'll get you his contact information. He's worked with folks on
making other sorts of items as well; I think he'd made a few
period-style arrowheads at one point.
He'll also be teaching a class at University of Atlantia in Gambrills,
MD on June 7 -- "Early Medieval Knife Making" in the 10:00 time slot.
See http://university.atlantia.sca.org/catalog.html for the full
catalog for this session of University. And he's also working on an
article which he plans to submit to the Compleat Anachronist soon. (I
really ought to remind him about getting that submitted ...)