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To the original Poster. Did you ever get your knives sharpened? I am a bladesmith and can put an edge on the knives for you. Send me a PM and we can get you fixed up.

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Outside9,

I am currently living in Pensacola in Perdido Key. Guess I need to change my profile page.

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Do you have a website?
 

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Yeah, I checked your IG, looks good. How long have you been in the ABS? I was a member, had a falling out with certain people, not really concerned about getting my stamp.
Will,

I have been a member for 7 or 8 years. I have taken all the courses to stamp up but life keeps getting in the way. Since I have moved to Florida, I need to find a local Master Smith to get my Journeyman process started.

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Will,

I have been a member for 7 or 8 years. I have taken all the courses to stamp up but life keeps getting in the way. Since I have moved to Florida, I need to find a local Master Smith to get my Journeyman process started.

Scott
Closest to us would be Gallagher in Santa Rosa. Ochs is relatively close, but not sure how active he is. I haven't seen him in years. There's a few more MS in Mississippi and Louisiana. The MS I was/am associated with moved from Alabama and is pretty much retired.

There's a few JS in the area, you'll often see Stephen Wiliamson at local shows. Good, young maker; think he was mentored by John White, RIP.

Ever been to Batson's Symposium? If not, it's a good way to get your work in front of several MS. It's held up near Birmingham, first week in April (usually.) They have done the performance testing in the past, not sure of if they still do. You know the deal about testing, so I won't publicly comment on it lol

I don't forge very much any more due to some cervical issues, still grind, but waiting on a new VFD lol

Feel free to message me here or not lol I'm retired and always available to sweep floors. I can share my bonafides with you privately if needed.
 

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My mom's cousin taught me how to make knives. Not sure if he was part of y'all's group or not, but he passed some years back. He built some nice stuff. I have two of his with the last of his ivory after the ban. Y'all ever heard of William Brown out of Pintlala?
 

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My mom's cousin taught me how to make knives. Not sure if he was part of y'all's group or not, but he passed some years back. He built some nice stuff. I have two of his with the last of his ivory after the ban. Y'all ever heard of William Brown out of Pintlala?
HOLY HELLLLLLL!!!! Faye Brown was the man that I first apprenticed under. 7 hours of work for him to get 1 hour of "my" shop time. Helluva man, great maker. His mark was a stylized "WFB" that he engraved with a pantograph. He sold knives all over the world before there was an interweb. He taught a lot of people with vary degrees of success. I really wish I could've gotten some of his folder patterns, but all of his stuff... well you know.

When people talk about D2 not being a tough enough steel for combat knives, I always tell them about how Faye used to put a blade between two blocks of wood, a bottle jack in the middle, then jack his farm truck off the ground.

I was raised in Montgomery and spent a lot of my time at the Pintlala Barn Dance
 

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HOLY HELLLLLLL!!!! Faye Brown was the man that I first apprenticed under. 7 hours of work for him to get 1 hour of "my" shop time. Helluva man, great maker. His mark was a stylized "WFB" that he engraved with a pantograph. He sold knives all over the world before there was an interweb. He taught a lot of people with vary degrees of success. I really wish I could've gotten some of his folder patterns, but all of his stuff... well you know.

When people talk about D2 not being a tough enough steel for combat knives, I always tell them about how Faye used to put a blade between two blocks of wood, a bottle jack in the middle, then jack his farm truck off the ground.

I was raised in Montgomery and spent a lot of my time at the Pintlala Barn Dance
Man, that's awesome that you got to work with him. I have probably 20 or so that he made. He was an awesome knifemaker and a hell of a man. He would stitch himself up regularly. I also grew up in Pintlala.
 

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Wow, that is something I haven’t thought about in many years. We used to own land beside there.


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I'm a little ashamed you spelled Stuckeys wrong in the alligator head thread....
 
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As Biden would say, "Come on, man!" I know you grew up in Davenport. I grew up in that Stuckeys.
 
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