ElementFe is my trade name for the Guemes Island blacksmith shop; designing, forging, and building handcrafted forged steel and iron furniture, gates, railings, candlesticks, spoons, kitchenware and all manner of repair and fabrication.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Busy week, working indoors because of the snow. Five new knives ready for sanding and polishing.
Bottom left, a small Flipper- 440c blade, stainless fittings, Cocobolo handle.
Top center, a "Cypress" pattern (these are all named after islands near my home), 440c blade, stainless fittings, Bubinga handle.
Center, Eliza pattern, San Mai blade (this is a three layer sandwich, tough 15n20 nickel bearing steel on the outside, high carbon 1084 for the cutting edge), Cocobolo handle.
Bottom center, Cypress pattern, SanMai blade, Cocobolo handle.
On the upper right is a Saltwater Boatman's knife- the blade is high carbon stainless that will be polished for ultimate corrosion resistance,  all stainless fittings and silicon bronze handle.