Blades By Baz

Part of my journey in making things, was coming up with creative ways to fund my build projects, without breaking into my family’s income.

I got bored one day and made a couple of knives out of an old bandsaw blade and lawnmower blade. A friend invited me to a local forge for a knife-makers meeting. I was critiqued on my knife and given advice and the proper steel to progress.

Bandsaw blade, tie wire and scrap wood.
Lawnmower blade, (complete with bolt-hole), copper pipe, bras pins, random scrap wood.

One thing led to another and I built two of my own forges out of scrap metal. With sound advice from other knife-makers, I learned how to design and improve my own knives to a point that I could sell them to fund other builds. The knife-making community here got behind me for the Iron man project and brought my skill levels up very quickly so I could fund the suit.

Scottish Dirk etching
Scottish Dirk Brass casting
First forge utilising scrap metal
Second forge for longer blades
Heat-treating, (Hardening)
Dramatic improvement
My signature style of blade for a time
A change of styles.
My first cold-stamp thanks to Dar at
20 ton press for my stamp made of scrap metal.
Small improvements with every knife.
Basic tools, but effective.